About Beta Delta

Beta Delta is the University at Buffalo Library and Information Studies chapter of Beta Phi Mu: International Library & Information Studies Honor Society.

About Beta Phi Mu:

"Beta Phi Mu was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. Our name comes from the initials of the Greek words Bibliothekarios philax mathesis, meaning “librarians are the guardians of knowledge.” The motto, Aliis inserviendo consumor, meaning “Consumed in the service of others” was selected by the founders based on the concept of the dedication of librarians and other information professionals to the service of others. Eligibility for membership in Beta Phi Mu is by invitation of the faculty from institutions where the American Library Association, or other recognized accrediting agency approved by the Beta Phi Mu Executive Board, has accredited or recognized a professional degree program." (more)

About the University at Buffalo Library and Information Studies department:

"Established in 1966, the Department of Library and Information Studies (LIS) offers a MS in Information and Library Science program that is 36 credit hours, or 39 credit hours for the MS in School Librarianship. The program must be completed within five years and prepares graduates for entry-level professional employment in libraries and other information agencies. It is one of seven ALA accredited programs in New York State. Of the seven, three are public, of which one is the University at Buffalo. The Department has 11 full time faculty, 4 staff members and approximately 250 students." (more)

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