Members will have been delighted to see the names in the Birthday Honours List of so many people intimately connected with Aslib. Mr F. C. Francis, Director and Principal Librarian, British Museum, was appointed kcb. He was a Vice‐President of Aslib 1954–7 and President 1957–9. He has also been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Documentation for the past eleven years, and has served Aslib as a member of the Executive and Finance Committee and the International Relations Committee. Our warmest congratulations go to Mr Francis on this well‐deserved honour. Dr H. G. Thornton, FRS, who served on the Aslib Council 1949–58, was appointed kb for his work as Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society.
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