Most librarians who are interested in the principles of reciprocity, and bent on equating the professional qualifications of British and American licentiates, naively focus attention on professional training rather than upon trade practices. Consequently, they arrive nowhere in their meditations. The cachet of licensure in the United States is a master's degree in library studies; in Canada, a supplementary bachelor's degree in library studies; and in Britain, an academic post graduate diploma in library studies or registration as an Associate or Fellow in the Library Association. The cachets are marks of endurance, not of competence, and indicate in a general way how truly a licensee is dedicated to a career in library work.
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