Beta Phi Mu Inducts New Members

BPM Inductees 2014
BPM Sigma Chapter leadership and newly inducted members stand at the initiation ceremony held in the University Club in MacAlister Hall on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 (from left to right: John Wiggins, Rachel Korman, Dana Giusti, Tuesday Chalmers, David McAllister, Dr. Trudi Bellardo Hahn, Lindsay Cummings, Evan Peugh, Samantha Kennedy).

Beta Phi Mu is the international honor society that recognizes and promotes scholastic achievement in library and information studies. The Sigma Chapter represents Beta Phi Mu members for the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) at Drexel University.

CCI congratulates Beta Phi Mu’s newest members inducted on Thursday, December 4, 2014:

Karl-Rainer Blumenthal
Jennifer Patrice Carey
Tuesday Chalmers
Tiffany K. Chow
Rachel Kontrovitz Christiansen
Janette Kathryn Dauenhauer
Janine D'Auria (Panico)
Kenya S. Flash
Valerie Province Florez
Dana M. Giusti
Susan Pemberton Griffiths
Marija N. Gudauskas
Victoria Marre Karasic
Michele Dawn Lefler
Cara Marie Marsh
David M. McAllister
Amanda E. Mita
William Downing Robinson
Linda Anne Surovich
Rebecca Joy Thompson
Geoffrey T. Valentine
Nicole Marie Westbom

Please click here to view the 2014 Beta Phi Mu initiation ceremony.

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. The 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.

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