ANOTHER new year, in which we wish our readers continued prosperity in our chosen profession, finds most of us with a new diary and all the aspirations which that suggests. It should be a good year culminating in interest with the Folkestone Conference in September. Under the presidency of Mr. Edward Sydney, whose chairmanship has always a certain vigorous individuality, we should do well. As the pleasant sketch of his career in the Library Association Record for December suggests, he has come to the head of the profession by the strenuous way of life‐long work and unceasing self‐education and always with a burning desire to bring the service and light books afford to the widest number of people. In this missionary sort of spirit the public librarian has opportunities vouchsafed to no other type of librarian, but these demand the desire just mentioned. Edward Sydney possesses it in a degree that may infect us all. In saying this we are not balancing the parts of librarianship. He would be a bold man who asserted the superior values of any one type.
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