2015 Scholarship Application Now Available!

The Omicron Chapter of Beta Phi Mu is especially proud of its mission to provide scholarships for current Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SC&I) students who are pursuing the master’s degree in library and information science. In the past we have awarded scholarships from $500 to $1,000. This year’s scholarships will be presented at BΦM’s annual meeting/dinner on Tuesday, April 28th.

Please submit the 2015 Scholarship Application form by Friday, April 3, 2015, to Kate Rummel, preferably by email, at krummel AT lds DOT com. If necessary, mail may be addressed to Kate Rummel, Logical Design Solutions, 200 Park Ave, Ste. 210, Florham Park, NJ 07932. Best of luck!!

ΒΦΜ-Ο Needs Volunteers!

Beta Phi Mu Omicron chapter needs your help!

If you are interested in becoming an active part of  Omicron Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the opportunity is now available! At our Annual Dinner on Tuesday, April 28th, we will be asking for volunteers to become Officers. We will be looking to fill THREE positions this year, so there ample opportunities for your participation.

Have a burning question about volunteering that you want answered now? Want to volunteer but can’t attend this year’s dinner? Please email Kate (krummel AT lds DOT com) and we will make sure you are able to get involved.

Save the Date!

BPM Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony

Tuesday April 28th

6 pm cocktails, 6:30 dinner at the RU Club

Our speaker will be Mark Sandler from Center for Library Initiatives of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (Big 10 consortium, RU is now a member)

More details to follow…

BPM Fall Lecture and MLIS Colloquium, Oct. 15th

“The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: What Retractions Tell Us About Scientific Inquiry” by Ivan Oransky, MD, Co-founder of Retraction Watch

Oct. 15th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Scholarly Communication Center (SCC)
Alexander Library, 169 College Ave, New Brunswick
(Wine and Cheese Reception at 6:15pm – lobby of SCC )

In a review of the first four years of Retraction Watch, which has been called “one of the best innovations in science in recent years,” speaker Ivan Oransky will discuss:
• the reasons why papers are retracted
• how often fraud occurs
• whether journals are quick or slow to respond
• other issues related to scientific integrity

Additional information on this lecture and the Rutgers MLIS Colloquium series is available here

Visitors may park in lots 26, 30 and the College Ave Parking Deck  (no hangtag is needed). Current Rutgers students should park in their usual lots. 

BPM’s Annual G-ALA

From National:

Please SAVE THE DATE for BPM’s Annual G-ALA, which will be held on Saturday, June 28th from 3 – 5 pm in conjunction with the ALA Conference.   The location is yet to be determined, however, I will pass the information along as soon as it is confirmed.

New BPM members can participate in the induction ceremony at the event!

New Newsletter and Renewal Form

The Spring 2014 Newsletter is now available online. It will be mailed to all current members, along with the annual Renewal Form. Thank you for your support!

2014 Scholarship Application Now Available

The Omicron Chapter of Beta Phi Mu is especially proud of its mission to provide scholarships for current Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SC&I) students who are pursuing the master’s degree in library and information science. Last year, we provided a $1,000 scholarship to each of three worthy recipients!

To be considered, you must have completed nine credits. Please submit the 2014 Scholarship Application form by Friday, April 4, 2014, to Kate Wiggins, preferably by email, at kwiggins@lds.com. If necessary, mail may be addressed to Kate Wiggins, Logical Design Solutions, 200 Park Ave, Ste. 210, Florham Park, NJ 07932. Best of luck!!