ELSEWHERE we deal with the inaugural meeting of the Association of Assistant Librarians. Those who were privileged to attend tell us that the meeting was quite without precedent in many ways. There is no doubt that this Association is virile, enthusiastic and alive to the best issues in literature. A better foundation for young librarians cannot be conceived. We doubt whether the Society is as strong on the technical side, but that may be because so much of library technique is now standard, and, therefore, only very inventive librarians can bring new views and methods. One of the obvious things in the assembly was the number of girls. At one time a girl at a L.A.A. meeting (to use its old and much better initials) was so rare an appearance that everybody's curiosity was aroused. Now the girls are in the majority. We hope that it will not always be a majority, but we do think that half‐and‐half would be very much better than too many girls or too many boys. In any case those who were present at the meeting are optimistic as to the future of the library profession.
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