WE have much pleasure in publishing comments on the Report prepared by Mr. L. R. McColvin, Hon. Secretary of the Library Association, on the library position in Britain. We think our readers will agree that the contributors to the symposium are sufficiently objective in outlook to have given us a fair evaluation of the survey. In the past, criticism of such reports has been largely destructive; but it is exceedingly easy to criticise a work of the kind. On the other hand, only the first‐class thinker has the constructive mind, and it is constructive thinking that is required and that has been most lacking in assessing earlier reports. It is to be hoped that Mr. McColvin's survey and his recommendations will be considered in the light of the future, and that the liberal outlook which should be inherent in librarianship will assert itself.
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