Beta Phi Mu Award

About the Beta Phi Mu Award
An award  of achievement to a library school faculty member or to an individual for distinguished service to education for librarianship.  

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2017 Recipient(s)

Em Claire Knowles

assistant dean for student and alumni affairs at Simmons College's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS)

Throughout her decades of dedicated service to the profession, Dr. Knowles has been recognized numerous times for her tireless efforts and achievements. A selection of the accolades she has received include: the Sojourner Truth Award from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.; the Professional Achievement Award and the Distinguished Service Award, both from the ALA Black Caucus; the Outstanding Public Service Leadership Award from Simmons College; and the Recognition for Outstanding Service to Campus Award from the University of California, Davis. These awards, among the many others that have been bestowed upon her, recognize her selfless commitment to bettering the lives of others through her work, at the heart of which lies library education.