FSU's top librarian to speak at BPM Gamma Chapter annual meeting, Oct. 26

A vote on proposed changes to Gamma Chapter’s bylaws and a presentation by Julia Zimmerman, Dean of University Libraries at The Florida State University, will be among the highlights of Beta Phi Mu Gamma Chapter’s 55th Annual Meeting and Evening of Events on Friday, Oct. 26.

Founded in 1957, Gamma Chapter at FSU’s School of Library & Information Studies is the second oldest continually existent chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society.

In addition to the induction of new Gamma Chapter members, the 4:00 p.m. annual meeting will include a vote to amend the Gamma Chapter bylaws to add a dissolution clause, prompted by changes in federal guidelines that govern tax-exempt organizations.

Dean of University Libraries Julia Zimmerman will speak on “Plays well with others: A perspective on library cooperation,” beginning at 5:00 p.m. Zimmerman began her library career as a clerk in FSU’s Strozier Library while completing her bachelor’s degree in English at the university in 1970. After earning her MLIS at Emory University and holding positions in libraries at Penn State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Ohio University, she returned to FSU as Dean of University Libraries in 2007.

At 6:00 p.m., Gamma Chapter will once again hold its Wine & Finger Food Reception with Jazz Pianist Jim Amend, who received his PhD in Musicology from FSU.

Annual Meeting Webcast. If you can’t make it to Tallahassee for the meeting and speaker, you can view a live webcast from the College of Communication & Information website at . To make “comments” during the annual meeting go to the Gamma Chapter’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bpmgamma).

For more information, contact Bob Branciforte at Bob.Branciforte@cci.fsu.edu or (850) 644-3391.