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Library Education and the Schools

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 January 1947

Abstract

NATURAL aptitude, training, experience: these are the three factors necessary for competence in any vocation. But having stated the ideal, what is the reality? Recruitment to libraries is quite as haphazard as it is to any other job. It is best when unemployment is rife. It is poorest when full employment is achieved. The assistant arrives more by accident than design. He is usually an amenable, adaptable creature, ready enough to learn and make the most of the estate to which he has been called. Thus it is that training becomes paramount, and education in librarianship the prime duty of the Library Association.

Citation

HUTCHINGS, F.G.B. (1947), "Library Education and the Schools", Library Review, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 218-221. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb012097

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MCB UP Ltd

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