The Epsilon Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society, inducted 13 new members at its annual meeting in Chapel Hill on May 5. Beta Phi Mu was founded in 1948 to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement and leadership among library and information studies students. The Epsilon Chapter, the UNC-Chapel Hill chapter, was founded in 1958.
New members are chosen by the UNC School Information and Library Science (SILS) faculty. The following SILS 2015 graduates were inducted into Beta Phi Mu this spring:
The faculty honored Emily Yates with the chapter’s Achievement Award.
The dinner was held at Mediterranean Deli and included a talk by Casey Rawson, who was awarded a Ph.D. from SILS at the May commencement ceremony. Rawson discussed her research on the literacy needs of youth of color. In particular, Rawson has focused on the methods by which librarians can support science instruction.
The evening also included an update from SILS Dean Gary Marchionini on the state of the School.