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SLIS Alumna Inducted into International Chapter of the Beta Phi Mu Honor Society

I attended the American Library Association’s Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. recently.  In addition to attending many professional training sessions, I had the opportunity to hear some great speakers including authors Tony Morrison, Marlow Thomas and John Grisham.  However, it was my distinct honor and privilege to be invited for inducted into the International Chapter of the Beta Phi Mu Honor Society.

Carrie Hurst during the induction.

Beta Phi Mu, the library and information studies honor society, was founded at the University of Illinois in August, 1948 by a group of leading library and information professionals and educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students.

In 1969, Beta Phi Mu was formally admitted to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies. In 1998, Beta Phi Mu became affiliated with the American Library Association.

Their motto, Aliis inserviendo consumor, meaning “Consumed in the service of others” was selected by the founders based on the concept of dedication of librarians and other information professionals to the service of others.

I am greatful for the USF Library School’s recommendation of me for inclusion and for the opportunity to be a part of a profession committed to the service of others.

~Carrie Hurst

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