Beta Phi Mu Initiates to be Inducted on May 19


New initiates to the Xi Chapter of Beta Phi Mu will be inducted into the international honor society in library and information science on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Chaminade University's Sullivan Family Library, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii. Lynn Davis, Librarian, Head of Preservation at Hamilton Library, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, will be our guest speaker. A short reception will follow the ceremony with Shoji Ledward on jazz guitar providing the entertainment. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is free on Sunday, but park in stalls marked CUH, not in any that are reserved. The library is in the center of campus and the entrance is on the Diamond Head side of the building, technically the second floor. Park on "third road" see map of Chaminade University and come down to the second floor to gain access.


Beta Phi Mu membership is by invitation only. The UH LIS faculty select graduates from among the top 25 percent of each graduating class. They look for candidates who have demonstrated excellence in academics, as well as dedicated service to the profession, the LIS program, and to fellow students. You may join any time after you have been nominated; however, our initiation ceremony is only held once each year, usually a week after the May commencement. There is a one-time $85 initiation fee, which is sent to BPM national headquarters. Members should renew their BPM memberships by joining a chapter. Xi Chapter charges a one-time $25 initiation fee which finances our initiation ceremony, scholarship and other activities.