Readers may remember that library education, and the syllabus on which the Library Association's scheme is based, was the subject of symposia and of articles in this magazine about ten years ago, when the syllabus was under revision. At that time heavy attack on the syllabus was made by some of the most constructive librarians of the younger school; but unfortunately very little resulted from their criticisms, and I have no hope that under present circumstances, any revision of the syllabus may be expected. It will be gathered from what has already been published, that the feeling is general that the acquirement of book knowledge should play a considerable part in the education of the librarian, and that generally the scope of the librarian's training should be broadened. Notwithstanding warning, some of my correspondents in the controversy have written letters at great length, and I regret having had to cut mercilessly.
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