Saturday, February 13, 2016

Chapter Member Awarded Honor

Diane Dias De Fazio, Pratt alum and Beta Phi Mu Theta Chapter member, has recently been awarded one of twenty INLS-RBS Fellowships for Early-Career Librarians by the Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia. Kudos Diane!

From the Rare Book School website, the Fellowship "will allow young professionals to attend an RBS course and to increase their professional involvement at the national level through participation in the conference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the ALA. The aim of the program is to help fellows acquire skills relevant to professional work in special collections and build important professional networks."

The Fellowship is sponsored by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through their Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Read the full press release here.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Scholarships offered by Beta Phi Mu National

Beta Phi Mu offers five scholarships - check them out below! The application period ends on March 15, 2016.

1) The Sarah Rebecca Reed scholarship is for beginning LIS studies at an ALA accredited school.

2) The Blanche E. Woolls - School Media scholarship is for beginning LIS studies with a concentration in School Library Media.

3) The Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are for doctoral students who are working on their dissertations in LIS and related fields.

4) The Harold Lancour - Foreign Study scholarship is for a librarian conducting foreign research.

5) The Frank B. Sessa - Continuing Education scholarship is for continuing education for a Beta Phi Mu member.

        For more information on all of these, and for links to the applications, see: 

        Photos from Fall Lecture and Tour

        Beta Phi Mu Theta hosted a fabulous tour of the Stephen A. Schwarzman building of the New York Public Library (aka the library with the lions) as well as a lecture by Josh Hadro.

        Keith Glutting giving a tour of the New York Public Library's Astor Hall at the Main Branch.

        Keith Glutting giving a tour of the South Court area. The original foundation of the Croton Reservoir can be seen here.

        The tour moves to the third floor. This hallway is reserved for rotating exhibitions. The door in the back leads to the Berg Collection of English and American Literature

        Josh Hadro, Deputy Director of NYPL Labs, gives his lecture.