Epsilon BetaPhotography theme is: "School Libraries in Action". Start planning shots.Winners at the 2017 Epsilon Beta State Library Club Convention.Photography winners at the 2016 Epsilon Beta State Library Club Convention.
Photography winners at the 2015 Epsilon Beta State Library Club Convention.Photography winners at the 2014 Epsilon Beta State Library Club ConventionPhotography winners at the 2013 Epsilon Beta State Library Club Convention.
Contact: Georganna Krumlinde
Phone: (636) 462-5148 x 705
Epsilon Beta is a club for high school students interested in the library. Its official name is Episcpoi Tes Bibliothekes, "Keepers of the Library".
HISTORY - The first Epsilon Beta club was organized at Washington High School, Washington, Missouri, in 1931, by a teacher, Leona Evans. During the 1968-1969 school year, interested librarians and students expanded Epsilon Beta to a statewide organization.
EMBLEM - The emblem includes the club motto, "Keepers of the Library", the name Epsilon Beta, a book and a torch. The yellow background represents loyalty and honor, and the green, youth and hope.
OFFICERS/ELECTIONS - State officers are elected at the annual meeting in the spring. They are: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and historian. Any member desiring to hold an office must come to the convention prepared to campaign. Each chapter represented at convention is allowed two voting delegates. Any local Epsilon Beta club may become a chapter by paying state dues. Local clubs who are considering affiliation with the state organization shall be permitted to attend their first convention without having paid state dues for that year. Current state dues are $3.00 per member.
SPRING CONVENTION - The state officers have a meeting in the fall to help plan the Epsilon Beta Spring Convention, which is held each year in a different part of the state, always in a college town. A tour of a college campus and another educational tour are included. A physical activity like bowling or roller skating is included. At the business meeting, state officers are elected. Competitions during the convention include Quiz Bowl, scrapbook, book talks, book trailers, photography and scholarship. . Quiz Bowl questions are about libraries, library resources and literature. Competitors can win trophies and ribbons. The scholarship is available to a senior who has been active in Epsilon Beta for at least two years and will be attending college in the fall. Scholarship money is paid directly to the institution of high education. Scrapbook, book talk (about the next year's Gateway Award books), book trailer (about the current year's Gateway Award books) and photography competitions are available to all participating individuals.. The scrapbook presented for competition covers the previous school year, so at the 2017 convention, the 2015-16 scrapbooks will be judged.
LOCAL ACTIVITIES - Some of the local activities include:
Troy Buchanan hosts a Beach Party for second graders,an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party for third graders, a Family Mythology Night, a Gateway Cake Competition during Teen Read Week, and a tea party for teachers and staff during National Library Week.
Richland finishes their year with a MADD multi-media presentation.
Clubs participate in homecoming, Children's Book Week and Teen Read Week.
Clubs have different fundraisers to cover their costs, like tail gating and coffee shops.
AFFILIATION - Epsilon Beta is sponsored by the Missouri Association of School Librarians, which helps coordinate Epsilon Beta activities through a director, appointed annually. Current MASL Liaison to Epsilon Beta is Jill Williams, Library Media Specialist, McDonald County. You may reach her for information at email@example.com.
STATE OFFICERS for 2017-2018:Elizabeth Skelly - President - Francis Howell Central High SchoolRyan King - Vice President - McDonald CountyMikayla Stone - Secretary - McDonald CountyAllison Bicker - Treasurer - Troy Buchanan High SchoolLane Pointer - Historian - McDonald County
CONVENTION 2014 - St. LouisCONVENTION 2015 Kansas City:Convention attendees: Cassville, Clinton, Francis Howell Central, Francis Howell North, Richland and Troy Buchanan.CONVENTION 2016 - Jefferson CityConvention attendees: Cassville, Clinton, Francis Howell, Francis Howell Central, Francis Howell North, McDonald County, Troy Buchanan, Warren County, WestranCONVENTION 2017 - HannibalConvention attendees: Clinton, Francis Howell Central, Liberty, McDonald County, Troy Buchanan.CONVENTION 2018 - SpringfieldEpsilon Beta State Library Club Member Schools 2015-2016Belton High School - Elizabeth Ferguson - chartered this yearCassville High School - Donna LawsonClinton High School - Suzanne BushFrancis Howell Central High School - Kelly Hauquitz and Andrea HeadFrancis Howell High School - Sue Robinson and Michelle Stuerman - chartered this yearFrancis Howell North High School - Angela DavisLiberty High School - Kelly OlivaMcDonald County High School - Jill Williams - chartered this yearPlato RV School District - Bonnie Hunter - chartered this yearRichland RI - Lisa TaylorTroy Buchanan High School - Georganna KrumlindeWarrenton High School - Sarah JinkersonWestran High School - Carrie Hayward, Angela Rash and Shellie BarnettEpsilon Beta State Library Club Member Schools 2016-2017Cassville High School -Donna LawsonClinton High School -Suzanne BushFrancis Howell High School - Sue Robinson and Michelle StuermanFrancis Howell Central High School - Kelly Hauquitz and Andrea HeadHelias Catholic High School - Michelle OliverLiberty High School - Kelly OlivaMcDonald County High School - Jill WilliamsSt. Dominic High School - Nikki PlayleTroy Buchanan High School - Georganna Krumlinde
Epsilon Beta Library Club - TBHS
Student members each help read a section of the shelves on a monthly basis. They sponsor a Beach Party for second grade students in April and host a Tea Party for the faculty and staff during National Library Week. During Teen Read Week they sponsor a Cake Decorating Contest - prizes are awarded for best character, best setting, best plot, best tasting and most creative. All cakes must represent one of the Gateway Award Books from any of the last 12 years. The Family Mythology Night is a big hit, as was the new Alice in Wonderland Tea Party for third grade students. Students can earn points toward a letter or a bar by participating in club activities. Each letter and/or bar requires 35 points. A notebook showing each member's progress is available at all times for them to check.Pumpkin Fest - downtown Troy, MO
Epsilon Beta Announcements
2017 Convention ResultsCongratulations to:2017-2018 State OfficersElizabeth Skelly - President - Francis Howell Central High SchoolRyan King - Vice President - McDonald CountyMikayla Stone - Secretary - McDonald CountyAllison Bicker - Treasurer - Troy Buchanan High SchoolLane Pointer - Historian - McDonald CountyQuiz Bowl WinnersTroy Buchanan High School - 1stLiberty High School - 2ndClinton High School - 3rdBook Talk Winners
Ricardo Padilla - 1st - McDonald CountyAbbi Mardi - 2nd - Farncis Howell Central High SchoolAlex Daniels - 3rd - Troy Buchanan High SchoolBook Trailer WinnersLevi Womcack - 1st - McDonald CountyAnnalisa Kercher - 2nd - Liberty High SchoolAbigail Noble - 3rd - Clinton High SchoolPhotography Winners
Penelope Hunter - 1st - Francis Howell Central High SchoolPenelope Hunter - 2nd - Francis Howell Central High SchoolAlexis Griner - 3rd - Troy Buchanan High SchoolScrapbook WinnersTroy Buchanan High School - 1stFranci Howell Central High School - 2ndScholarship Winners
Erica Holmes - Troy Buchanan High SchoolElisa Swanson - Francis Howel Central High School
Springfield , MO
Sunday - 1) competitions: scrapbook, scholarship, Quiz Bowl, book talks, book trailers, 2) group pictures, 3) group activity created by state officers.
Monday - 1) universty tour, 2) educational tour, 3) state business meeting: a) choose 2019 site of convention, b) elect and induct 2018-2019 state officers
After the meeting: 1) give out awards from Sunday's competitions.
TBHS Chapter Meetings
We meet the first Thursday of each month after school from 2:30- 3:30.
We meet on the days designated by the TBHS administration during Academic Lab.