From a press release:
November 12, 2018
The Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society (Beta Phi Mu) is pleased to announce a new category of membership in its society, Professional Memberships. This membership category is intended for those who meet all requirements for Regular Membership (GPA of at least 3.75 upon graduation from an ALA-accredited or approved LIS program, and professional recommendations), but for whatever reason did not join at the point of graduation.
Applicants for Professional Membership are also asked to provide evidence of their contributions to the field of library and information science. There is a one-time, lifetime membership fee of US$150. More information about this new category of membership, and a link to the application form, can be found at: https://www.betaphimu.org/membership.html
Beta Phi Mu, established in 1948, is a formal Affiliate of the American Library Association and has been a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) since 1969. The ACHS provides recognition for legitimate college and university honor societies, setting standards for organizational excellence and for scholastic eligibility. Many ACHS-certified honor societies offer professional memberships or similar membership categories. The Beta Phi Mu Executive Board approved adding this membership category at their April, 2018 board meeting and the by-laws changes necessary for formalizing this change were ratified by the Beta Phi Mu membership on the May, 2018 ballot.
Interested LIS professionals and LIS faculty members are encouraged to visit the Beta Phi Mu website for more information, or to contact Beta Phi Mu Headquarters with any questions they may have.
Alison Lewis, Executive Director, Beta Phi Mu – 267-361-5018 firstname.lastname@example.org