Just an update to the initiation of 2023 inductees. We got a bit of a late start on the process so stay tuned for an announcement of new inductees.
I'm pleased to welcome our new members to the Beta Delta Chapter! They are Devon A. Cozad, John V. Kaprielian, Diana Krueger, Caitlin Moore, Jessie Moore, and Annie B. Peters. Congratulations!
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!
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.
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.
Call for Nominations
For the Board of Officers for the Beta Delta Chapter of Beta Phi Mu
As per Article X of the Beta Delta Chapter Bylaws, it is time to call for nominations for elected offices on the Chapter’s Board of Officers. Article X states:
Nominations for the officers and three directors shall be made by a committee appointed by the president. Additional nominations may be made from the floor prior to the election. One director shall be nominated and elected from among the newly inducted members at the time of election.
The Nominations Committee is presently composed of the current Board and all positions on the Board are up for election. Those positions include: President, Vice-President/President-
In view of the above, nominations will accepted until Fri., Sept. 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM Eastern The names of the individuals nominated for office will then be distributed with any statements by the candidates via the Chapter’s listserv. The election will take place, via online ballot, from Wed. Sept. 27, 2017 through Wed. Oct. 11, 2017 at 5:00pm. An email link to the electronic ballot will be provided. I am attaching a list of the position descriptions for your reference.
The Nominations Committee is looking for a few good officers to lead the Chapter and “set the bar high”. Therefore, please consider nominating yourself or someone else to run for one of our chapter offices. Please ensure the person you are nominating WANTS to be nominated. 🙂
A brief bio should accompany the e-mail message containing the nomination. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please send an e-mail message with that information to firstname.lastname@example.org by the Sept. 22nd deadline. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Please consider promoting this meeting using this flyer: Flyer Download (Microsoft Word Document)
Beta Phi Mu - Beta Delta Chapter at SUNY Buffalo
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Baldy Hall – Room 553
The meeting will feature a presentation by Valerie Nesset, PhD on “Information Literacy Instruction: Things You Need to Know But Maybe Don’t Know to Ask”.
In the session, Dr. Nesset will offer insights into areas of information literacy instruction that may not be covered in LIS programs or ongoing professional development. Concepts related to information literacy such as indexing, classification, information behavior, user experience, and usability will be discussed.
Valerie Nesset, PhD is an Associate Professor, Associate Chair with the Department of Library and Information Studies at SUNY Buffalo. She is the editor of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (CJILS). Her research focuses on the intersection between information-seeking behavior and information literacy, specifically with elementary school students. In addition to several book chapters and conference papers, she has authored several articles that have appeared in journals such as Education Today, The Indexer, Information Research, Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Library and Information Science Research, and New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship.
Light refreshments and snacks will be served after the meeting. For more information, contact Jim Tammaro, Chapter President at email@example.com