2022 Bobinski Lecture – Save the Date!

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.

Welcome 2021 initiates!

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!

2020 Bobinski Lecture – Save the Date!

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 (blb@buffalo.edu).

Welcome 2019 Initiates!

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!

Beta Phi Mu Board Meeting – December 11th at 7:00 PM in Baldy 553

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 (jmtmls@gmail.com) if you plan to attend remotely.

An agenda and past minutes will be circulated prior to the meeting.

Service opportunity from Wikipedia to promote Open Access Week, #openaccess, #OAwiki

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!

2017-2018 Board

Greetings, everyone!

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.