The name of A. L. Hetherington won't convey much to the present generation of librarians, but to those who were in the profession about the time of the First World War his name will evoke memories. He was the first Secretary to be appointed to the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust at Dunfermline, and in that capacity he made contact over the years with librarians and educationists in most parts of the United Kingdom. The present writer, who became Librarian to the Trustees (nominated for the post by the late Stanley Jast who was then Honorary Secretary of the Library Association), was appointed shortly after Hetherington took office and naturally got to know Hetherington very well in those years of developing library activity. The interest of the Trustees in library affairs was naturally compelling. Almost at once the office found itself enthusiastically engaged in doing its best to implement some of the salient suggestions embodied in the report of Prof. W. G. S. Adams entitled A Report on Library Provision and Policy.
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