"Some Cardinal Principles of Librarians' Work." Public Libraries / Sam Walter Foss.
Chicago, IL: Public Libraries 14 77-81, 1909.
“Don't stay in the library all the time yourself and stagnate in the musty atmosphere of your dead books. Be a public and not a private man. Get out and feel the dynamic thrill that comes from contact with live men. The club, the exchange, the street, the philanthropic and economic organizations that are feeling out for the betterment of mankind are the places where the librarian should be found frequently. He should be the best known man or woman in the city.”