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Call for Submissions

Monday, February 6, 2017

Beta Phi Mu 4th Annual MLIS Research Paper Award!

Win $100 Visa GiftCard

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017

About this Award

St. Kate’s MLIS students do outstanding work each semester. The Beta Phi Mu honor
society would like to recognize the quality of students’ written work with an award
for an exceptional paper written by an MLIS student.
Beta Phi Mu is a national organization ‘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 local chapter, Beta Beta Xi, was
founded after ALA accreditation was granted to the MLIS program at St. Kate’s. Beta
Beta Xi’s membership includes local library professionals, MLIS department faculty,
and alumni of the MLIS program – go to to learn more about

the organization.

What can I submit?

Any paper over 500 words may be submitted by a current MLIS student. It can be

something you wrote for class or for publication. The paper should explain, comment
upon, or add new insights to an issue in the field of library and information science. It
can be something you wrote for class from winter through fall of 2016.

On what criteria will submissions be ‘graded’?

The readers will be looking for:
*Clarity of thought and writing style
*Significance of the topic to the field of library and information science

*The quality of the insights or interpretations shown in the paper
*Appropriate use of sources and/or research methods

Where do I submit my paper?
Submissions may be sent to; you paper will be forwarded ot the Beta Phi Mu award committee for blind review. Please include "BPM PAPER" in your email subject line. One paper submission per person, please!

Winner of the award will be announced in April 2017 and presented the award at the annual Beta Phi Mu meeting in May 2017.

Please forward any questions to

International Library & Information Studies Honor Society