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[Entered as second-class matter December' 11, 1912, at the post office at Urbana, Illinois, under the Act of August 24, 1912. Acceptance for mailing at the special rate of postage provided for in section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized July 31, 1918.]
LIBRARY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION NEWS LETTER
Number 19 March, 1934 Dear Fellow Alumni: The Executive Committee of the Illinois Library School Association extends to each one of you its greetings and best wishes. We wish that it had been possible for all of the 1200 former students r of the School in active w ork to have been present at the reunion in Chicago in October during the meeting of the American Library Association. Pride in our organization which numbers among its members many in the front ranks of library endeavor who are serving their communities gallantly and unselfishly, and the spirit of good fellowship in a group whose members have the same heritage of professional training and ideals, prompt us to suggest that we establish a "new loyalty" for ourselves o r reaffirm an "old loyalty" that has been allowed to fade with disuse. There are two ways that we may give expression to this loyalty at this time. One is by joining other alumni in our vicinity for a reunion when meetings are arranged by district chairmen. Another way is by giving financial support to our alumni organization. In these small ways we may manifest our personal appreciation of our professional alma mater and give evidence of our approval of its efforts and accomplishments. It is the common experience of all of us, I know, to read through the Alumni News Letter, when it comes, from the first word to the last. It is not in the scheme of things for the publication and distribution of this Xews Letter to be undertaken except through the expenditure of funds from the Association treasury. During the year 1932-33 only 87 out of 1200 possible members paid annual membership dues into our treasury. Shall we not turn down this page of our organization history as soon as possible? Let all who are able send dues at once. We want to receive news of the School and its graduates, so get out the check book and make out a check for $1.00 payable to Miss Josie B. Houchens and mail it to her. Let us make her so busy receiving checks that she will have to enlist the help of several assistants. Above all things do not stay away from a district alumni reunion because your dues are not paid. Go and get acquainted, cement friendships already started, and try to get in touch with those who are temporarily "standing and waiting" to enter their chosen profession. Let this be a year of strengthening our loyalties. From now until June keep a watchful eye upon that vacation savings I account so that we may look forward to a large representation of Illinois alumni at our reunion during the A.L.A. meeting in Montreal. [ May you all wear seven league boots in your professional strides this year! Sincerely yours,
BKRTIIA M. SCHNEIDFU.