Twelve SLIS Alumni Inducted into International Library Science Honor Society


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 Inductees at the 2016 Beta Phi Mu ceremony

On March 30, 2016, twelve alumni of the School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) were initiated into the Beta Zeta Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information science honor society.

The following SLIS Alumni were initiated into the Beta Zeta Chapter:

  • Wendy Cole, Volunteer Archivist, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Karen Dafoe, Librarian, Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts
  • Sarah Durr, Librarian I, Lafayette Public Library
  • Tina (Huettenrauch) Gibeson, Records Management Analyst, Access Sciences/DEQ
  • Heather Green, Reference Assistant, Historic New Orleans Collection
  • Rachel Lecompte, Technology Librarian, Terrebonne Parish Library
  • Randa Lopez, Agricultural Support Librarian, LSU
  • Brooke Savoie, Librarian, Lafourche Parish Public Library
  • Allison Short, School Library Media Specialist, Scotlandville Middle School
  • Leslie Smith, Genealogy Librarian, East Baton Rouge Parish Library - Main Library
  • Allison Stevens, Librarian/Director, Calhoun County Public Library
  • Zachery Vickery, Librarian, East Baton Rouge Parish Library - Bluebonnet Branch

Each Beta Phi Mu chapter inducts no more than twenty-five percent of the annual graduating class. Invitations to membership are based on academic eligibility and a faculty assessment of candidates’ professional leadership potential, and all invited members must graduate with a 3.75 GPA or higher.

Beta Phi Mu was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. The organization’s name comes from the initials of the Greek words Bibliothekarios philax mathesis, meaning “librarians are the guardians of knowledge.”

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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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