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The passing of the Public Libraries Scotland Act, 1955, is an important event, comprising as it does the first step forward in library legislation in the United Kingdom for more than thirty years. True, it is a modest measure which in the main does little more than bring Scotland into line with...
For thirtyfive years the Council of the Scottish Library Association fought for new legislation. Despite opposition from other bodies, refusals from succeeding Secretaries for Scotland to countenance differing proposals, and financial crisis and war, the Council never wavered in its campaign....
When the editor kindly consulted me about an answer to my article on modern socalled verse, I urged him to allow it in common fairness. Now, with both points of view stated, I had thought there was no need of more. But, on the editor suggesting a reply from me, I feel bound to follow his...
I am going to begin rashly. I am going to assume that my views on the purposes of a public library are correct, I hold that it is a place of education not the formal education of a school, nor yet of the haphazard education that the world provides, but something in between. I believe this notion...
On 4th December, 1947, Dail Eireann rushed through the Public Libraries Bill, 1947, in a week to ten days, on the eve of a General Election. The promised final consultation with the Library Association of Ireland on the question of the bill's provisions did not take place, and Irish public...
How long does it take to write a book Authors often get asked this question. There is, of course, no straightforward universal answer so much depends on the book, on the author concerned, and also on many other circumstances. Some books are generated slowly, some quickly, a few at immense speed....
In our last number we presented an article by Mr. J. C. Harrison of the Manchester School of Librarianship on The Library Schools and a Historical Dilemma in which professional education and examination policy were reviewed. The following comments are to hand on the article.
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