Library Trends 03 (3) Winter 1955: Library Associations in the United States and British Commonwealth


Library Trends 3 (3) Winter 1955: Library Associations in the United States and British Commonwealth. Edited by David H. Clift.

The purpose of this issue of Library Trends is to consider in rather broad prospective this phenomenon of vocational agglomeration especially as it is to be seen in the United States and the countries of the British Commonwealth. Starting with general summaries of the historical background and present conditions provided by Mr. Clift and Mr. Stokes, other writers look deeper into various manifestations of associational enterprise.

Equal treatment of the accomplishments of each country has not been achieved. Insofar as it has been possible, the several contributors have tried to present their topics considering developments both at home and abroad. Other contributors bring our attention to the remaining concerns of national associations which have been felt somewhat more acutely in the United States: Congressional lobbying, the defense of intellectual freedoms, and the extensive development of local and regional organizations to supplement as well as complement the national associations.

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