The Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for Library and Information Science is awarded to outstanding doctoral students pursuing library and information research. Elisabeth Jones garnered one of only six Garfield Fellowships awarded by Beta Phi Mu, the library and information studies honor society.
Jones' dissertation, "Constructing the Universal Library," compares the motivations, internal self-definitions, and initial implementations of four large-scale attempts to democratize access to book-based information.
Beta Phi Mu was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. Their motto, Aliis inserviendo consumor , meaning “Consumed in the service of others” was selected by the founders based on the concept of dedication of librarians and other information professionals to the service of others.