Library & Information Science Honor Society Awards Scholarship to LSU Alumna


Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society, announced the 2016 scholarship and award winners at its annual meeting and reception on June 24, 2016. The meeting was held in conjunction with the American Libraries Association annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Alyson Gamble, an LSU School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) 2013 graduate, was awarded the Frank B. Sessa Scholarship for the continuing professional education of a Beta Phi Mu member. Gamble currently works as a science librarian at the New College of Florida, and she remains a member of the Beta Zeta chapter of Beta Phi Mu at LSU.

Gamble plans to obtain a Council of Science Editors (CSE) Publication Certificate, which requires CSE members to attend two conferences, three webinars, and two short courses before creating and presenting a research project in the form of a poster of published article.

Beta Phi Mu was established in 1948 to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. It seeks to support the values of scholarship, leadership, and service within the library and information science profession. Beta Phi Mu is an affiliate organization of the American Library Association and is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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