Benefits of Membership

  • Recognition as a Library and Information Science graduate of outstanding academic achievement, acknowledged by your faculty as having leadership potential and the potential to contribute significantly to the profession.
  • Opportunities to realize that leadership potential at the chapter and national level, as well as fulfill the service aspect of the society.You can become involved with the society either by volunteering for one of the numerous committees, or by running for office at the chapter or national level. More information about national committees can be found here: More information about serving as a board member or officer can be found in our by-laws: Consult your local chapter’s website or other materials for opportunities available there.
  • Publishing opportunities, while not exclusive to our members, exist within the society. Our latest publishing initiative, the Scholars Series, publishes scholarly books that make a contribution to our profession. Here is the link for more information:
  • Continuing Education Discount. Receive a 20% discount on all Library Juice Academy continuing education courses. Contact Beta Phi Mu Headquarters for the discount code, and choose from dozens of courses on everything from coding to cataloging, from storytime to instruction. See the Library Juice Academy website for additional information:
  • Scholarships. Beta Phi Mu offers two scholarships for beginning LIS students (Reed and Woolls) to encourage promising students to enter our profession. Beta Phi Mu members may be eligible for our other scholarships and awards: the Harold Lancour Scholarship for Foreign Study, for a librarian conducting foreign research; the Frank B. Sessa Scholarship for Continuing Education, which is exclusively for support of continuing education for a Beta Phi Mu member; and the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships, for doctoral students who are working on their dissertations in LIS and related fields. See the Scholarships page of the Beta Phi Mu website for more information:
  • Social Media. Join Beta Phi Mu on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn to interact with your peers and keep up with what’s going on in the honor society and the profession. You will find convenient links to our presence on all of these social media venues on our website.
  • portal. All new Beta Phi Mu members are entitled to a free one-year electronic subscription to the award-winning journal portal: Libraries and the Academy. portal is an international, refereed journal that addresses the challenges facing academic libraries in the information age. To access your free one-year electronic subscription to portal, visit the Special Offer URL: Contact the BPM headquarters office if you need help or more information.
  • Beta Phi Mu Merchandise. Official Beta Phi Mu button pins, honor cords, and leather bookmarks may be ordered directly though our website ( and click on Merchandise). Follow the ordering instructions on the page. Additionally, official Beta Phi Mu jewelry may be ordered from Award Concepts:> Find Your Organization > Beta Phi Mu Online Store.We also now offer official Beta Phi Mu themed t-shirts, coffee mugs, and other merchandise through Café Press. You can access the Beta Phi Mu shop through our website or by using this link: