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Marion Mullen Travel Award

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$500 Presented annually to support one chapter member's attendance at the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference

The Marion Mullen Travel Award of $500 honors a former head of the Reference Department at E.S. Bird Library at Syracuse University. She was an extremely active Beta Phi Mu member and was a candidate for national office.

To be eligible for this award, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member in good standing of the Pi Lambda Sigma Chapter
  • Be willing to attend the Beta Phi Mu annual chapters’ meeting at ALA and make a written report to our chapter president upon your return

Preference is given to members attending their first ALA conference but all members are welcome to apply.

This year’s conference will be held in San Diego, CA from June 27 - July 2, 2024. Please see ALA's Rates & Registration page for advance and standard registration dates and pricing. Registration opens on February 20, 2024.

Applications were accepted through April 30, 2024.
We will open the application process again in 2025.

2024 Beta Phi Mu National - ALA meeting details:


By check:
Make check payable to Beta Phi Mu
Memo: Mullen Travel Fund
Mail to:
Suzanne Preate, Treasurer
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse NY 13244-2010