The Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor Society 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. Beta Phi Mu was formally admitted to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies in 1969 and became an affiliate of the American Library Association in 1998.
"History of the Beta Phi Mu, Beta Psi Chapter at The University of Southern Mississippi,"
SLIS Connecting: Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/vol4/iss2/3