Please save the date for the 2022 Bobinski Lecture of the Department of Information Science, University at Buffalo.
Day/Time: Tuesday, March 29th, 7:00PM ET
Speaker: Tracie D. Hall, Executive Director, American Library Association
This will be a Zoom meeting so we will be sharing more details as the date approaches.
I'm pleased to welcome our new members to the Beta Delta Chapter! They are Samuel Adam, Katherine Baum, Sebastian Galbo, Katherine Gonzales, Raymond LeMay, III, Sumyung Moon, Lindsey Moses, Jaime Mott, Elizabeth Russell, Owen Stewart-Robertson, Melissa Sutter, and Ambrosia Wilkinson. Congratulations!
Sessa Scholarships are intended to support Beta Phi Mu members in pursuing continuing professional education in LIS, archival studies, or other approved information-related studies. See https://www.betaphimu.org/sessa.html
The fall/winter 2020 edition of BPM Headquarters' newsletter The Pipeline is available at
The UB Information Science Department's annual Bobinski Lecture will be held Wed. April 1, 2020. Speaker Emily Drabinski will present "Critical Librarianship and the Problem of Empire" . You can find more detailed information as well as registration information here.
BPM has always been supportive of this event, so if you live in the Buffalo area and would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Brenda Battleson White (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I'd like to welcome our new initiates from the 2019 graduating class: Rebekah E. Burke, Christine S. Fena, Gina Nortonsmith and Kelly Cheverko Palmese. Congratulations on your stellar academic work and dedication to the profession. WELCOME!
After receiving the necessary input regarding possible dates for a joint LIS Chapter Beta Phi Mu Board Meeting for the outgoing and incoming boards, Monday, December 11th works for everyone. The meeting will be held in the LIS Meeting Room which is Baldy 553 on the north campus and start the meeting at 7:00 PM.
This classroom has Skype capabilities. Please send your Skype username to Jim Tammaro (email@example.com) if you plan to attend remotely.
An agenda and past minutes will be circulated prior to the meeting.
From Jake Orlowitz, Wikipedia Library:
It's #openaccess week and The Wikipedia Library is taking part with a viral, microcontribution campaign called #OAwiki.
The idea is simple: go to the web app OAbot, review a citation with a closed access (paywalled) link, check the suggested open citation, and add the open link to the citation if it's a good fit.
This makes every citation on Wikipedia easier to access, read, and verify!
I'd love it if you would try out http://oabot.org.
Also if you could share in your networks and say something nice about it this week, we can push #openaccess even further!
I am pleased to announce the election results for the 2018 UB Beta Phi Mu Board.
President: Carolyn Klotzbach
Vice-President: Kelly Sallander
Secretary/Treasurer: Brenda Battleson White
Director: Catherine Dillon
The current board and newly elected board will have a brief meeting in Dec. to pass the reigns and to induct new members from the 2016 graduating year.
Many thanks for your participation.