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Beta Phi Mu
Aliis inserviendo consumor
The Beta Beta Gamma Chapter of Beta Phi Mu confers membership on selected graduates in recognition of scholastic achievement and scholarly contributions to librarianship. Students who meet the high academic requirements for membership in Beta Phi Mu are nominated by GSLIS for membership. They are then invited to accept membership into the society.
About Beta Phi Mu
Beta Phi Mu, the national library and information studies international honor society, was founded at the University of Illinois in August 1948 by a group of leading librarians and educators. Aware of the notable achievements of honor societies in other professions, they believed that such a society would have much to offer librarianship and library education. The first initiation was held in the spring of 1949, at the University of Illinois.
The motto, Aliis inserviendo consumor, meaning "consumed in the service of others," was selected by the founders to reflect the dedication of librarians and other information professionals to service. In 1969 Beta Phi Mu was formally admitted to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies.
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