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.

 The 2017
Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Season is now open!

Please see the Scholarships page for more information
and links to applications


Beta Phi Mu Headquarters Has Moved!

Please note the updated contact information below:

Beta Phi Mu Headquarters
PO Box 42139
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Phone: 267-361-5018

See the Contact page for more information!

The Beta Phi Mu Headquarters Website is Officially Moving to:
This current website will be available through the end of the year,
but is no longer being updated or maintained.

Submissions Now Being Accepted!
For the 2017 BPM/LRRT Research Paper Award!