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Pi Lambda Sigma was founded at Syracuse University in 1903, and holds the distinction of being the oldest library honor society in the United States. The chapter follows the motto of the Greek words Paideia, Logos and Sunophelimoi. These words bring together the best qualities of the profession – culture, the expression of thought, and service.

In 1959, Pi Lambda Sigma affiliated with Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society, to expand local efforts in the areas of library and information studies.

Join Us at our
63rd Annual Initiation
& Member Celebration

May 11, 2024
Noon - 1:30pm
Syracuse University Libraries

In addition to welcoming our new initiates, our program will honor the many accomplishments of Ruth Colvin, founder of Literacy Volunteers of America (merged with Laubach Literacy in 2002, now ProLiteracy). [Read more and register]

Catch up on our chapter activities: