The death has been announced, on 7th January, of Dr Richard Offor, O.B.E. Dr Offor, who was eighty‐one, was Librarian of the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds, from 1919 to 1947. There he was responsible for organizing and widening the collections, planning the new building, and for training staff. Shortly after his retirement he became, and remained for thirteen years, library adviser to the Inter‐University Council for Higher Education Overseas. In this work he was a deeply valued friend and counsellor to many engaged in the building up of new university and college libraries throughout the Commonwealth.
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