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The Library World Volume 24 Issue 11

The Library World Volume 24 Issue 11 SOME admirable remarks by Sir Gregory Foster on the Library Association are printed in The Library Association Record for May. Deprecating certain strictures on the Association, he is reported to have said He felt that it should be recognized that that Association had a very difficult task. Step by step they were bringing about the organization of the profession, which until the Association was founded was entirely unorganized. To organize a profession was a difficult matter and took time. No doubt the Association has made many mistakes, but such mistakes are inevitable, having regard to the nature of the business undertaken. The business of all those interested in the Profession of Librarianship is to support the L.A., and to help it discharge its duties more and more effectively. That is well said, and represents our own views but, within the Association, every member should reserve to himself the right of criticism. The fact that mistakes have been made is the clearest indication of the necessity for such criticism, and although we deprecate public criticism of the L.A., that association has no special reason to pride itself because it has been so eloquently defended. It is not a new association just feeling its feet it has been struggling to find them for nearly halfacentury. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Library World Emerald Publishing

The Library World Volume 24 Issue 11

New Library World , Volume 24 (11): 17 – May 1, 1922

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0307-4803
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10.1108/eb009060
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Abstract

SOME admirable remarks by Sir Gregory Foster on the Library Association are printed in The Library Association Record for May. Deprecating certain strictures on the Association, he is reported to have said He felt that it should be recognized that that Association had a very difficult task. Step by step they were bringing about the organization of the profession, which until the Association was founded was entirely unorganized. To organize a profession was a difficult matter and took time. No doubt the Association has made many mistakes, but such mistakes are inevitable, having regard to the nature of the business undertaken. The business of all those interested in the Profession of Librarianship is to support the L.A., and to help it discharge its duties more and more effectively. That is well said, and represents our own views but, within the Association, every member should reserve to himself the right of criticism. The fact that mistakes have been made is the clearest indication of the necessity for such criticism, and although we deprecate public criticism of the L.A., that association has no special reason to pride itself because it has been so eloquently defended. It is not a new association just feeling its feet it has been struggling to find them for nearly halfacentury.

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New Library WorldEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 1922

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