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 If necessary, mail may be addressed to Kate Wiggins, Logical Design Solutions, 200 Park Ave, Ste. 210, Florham Park, NJ 07932. Best of luck!!




The Omicron Chapter Annual Meeting and Dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Rutgers Club. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Joyce Valenza, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University School of Communication & Information!

Look for the Spring Newsletter and Membership Form/Dinner Sign-up SOON!

MLIS Colloquium – Digital Humanities: New Roles for Libraries – Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

*Don’t miss it!*

Join us for an MLIS Colloquium

*Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 7pm.* Reception at 6pm.

*Digital Humanities: New Roles for Libraries*

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 7pm in the *Pane Room*

Located on the *1st Floor of the Alexander Library*

(Pre-lecture refreshments provided by LISSA will be served at 6:00pm)


*Monica McCormick -* Program Officer for Digital Scholarly Publishing at
NYU Libraries and NYU Press.

*Zach Coble* – Digital Scholarship Specialist at New York University and
co-editor of dh+lib.

*Kayo Denda* – Head of Margery Somers Foster Center and Women’s Studies
Librarian, organizing the Douglass Alumnae Oral History Project.

*Krista White* – Digital Humanities Librarian on the Rutgers-Newark campus.

*Jen Hunter* – MLIS student at Rutgers working on the Douglass Alumnae Oral
History Project with Kayo Denda.

You can also view the event live from home at:

(Please copy and paste the entire link including the numbers)

Access Code: 111-358-629

Meeting ID: 111-358-629

If you have a problem with the audio, call/text technical support:

*Technical Support (24/7)*

Phone: 1-888-259-8414


The event is being co-sponsored by *Rutgers University Libraries* and the
*ACRL-NJ* chapter.