From time to time, the editors of The Reference Librarian receive articles which do not easily adjust to a particular theme of an issue. Rather than inhibit or delay publication for this reason, various issues will carry these articles as a means of furthering discussion in the field of reference services. It is to be hoped that this will also release the editors from a strict adherence to theme. It is also to be hoped that the articles will contain voices of their own, whether esoteric or ordinary, and that the issues will allow authors a forum for the new, the obscure or more individualistic views of reference work.