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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
A separate detailed index to the Proceedings of the Ottawa Conference is on pages 367-370 and its entries are not repeated here.
Affiliated organization, 391-2
associations, report of committee on,
12-14 Brown, Walter L., Educational Unity, 1-3 Budget, A. L. A., 1912, 5 Burpee, L. J., Ottawa (a description), 41-44 Charter, 572 Chicago mid-winter meetings for 1913, an
nouncements of, 450-51 Clubs, library, 395-6 College and university librarians of the
middle west, meeting, 15-16 College librarians at conference of 1912,
9-10 Committees, 1912-1913, 385-7 Constitution, 373-8 Council Meeting of, 10-15; personnel of,
384-5 Dues, 373 Elmendorf, Mrs. H. L., Introductory to (Ot
tawa) program, 44-45 Endowment funds, 387 Executive board meeting, 3-6 Finance committee, report of, 5 Foreign booklists, bibliography of, 23 Gifts and bequests, 1911, 24-33 Honor roll of attendance at conference, 379
League of library commissions, meeting of
middle west section, 17-18 Library school faculties, conference of,
16-17 Liverpool conference of the L. A. U. K., 8 Meetings of A. L. A., places of annual, 378 Members, list of, 396-446; new, 34-36; 50-52 Membership, benefits of, 373 Membership by states, 380 Necrology, 447 Officers, 1912-1913, 383 Officers, past, 381-2 Ottawa (description), by L. J. Burpee, 41-44 Ottawa conference announcements, 21-23;
40; post-conference announcements, 4041; introductory to program (Elmendorf), 44-5; program, 46-49; local com
mittee, 44 Periodicals, list of library, 392 Publishing board, meeting, 6-8; budget,
1912, 6; list of publications, 387-90 Relation of public libraries to municipal.
ities, committee on, 23
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Entered as second-olass matter December 27, 1909, at the Post Office at Chicago, III.,
under Act of Congress of July 16, 1894.
Vol. 6, No. 1
CONTENTS EDUCATIONAL UNITY
COUNCIL EXECUTIVE BOARD
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIANS PUBLISHING BOARD
LIBRARY SCHOOL FACULTIES LIVERPOOL CONFERENCE
LEAGUE OF LIBRARY COMMISSIONS OTTAWA CONFERENCE
EXPERIMENT IN CO-OPERATIVE PRINTING COLLEGE LIBRARIANS AT 1912 CONFERENCE NOTES AND NEWS
By Walter L. Brown
Librarian Buffalo Public Library The increasing practice of urging a large institutions or activities established by number of citizens to analyze intelligently private societies, the management of which, the city budget is bound to make, not only together with their plants and collections, for economy but for the good of the mu- have been turned over wholly, or in part, nicipal service.
to the ctiy for the use of the general pubIt will, without doubt, raise many ques.
lic. These varied means of education, tions as to the need of the different appro- therefore, have not been established priations, as to whether each brings full through the initiative of the city as a part value in return, and to whether of a definite plan, but have been brought the same result might not be obtained by about by the enthusiasm of some individual more economical means. It is well that or some small group of citizens who realsuch questions should be raised, as few ized a need in the city's social life. years go by without placing in the city Each institution carries on its work, budget an appropriation for the establish- for the most part, in an independent way, ment of some new and worthy means for without connection or affiliation with any the education or for the pleasure of its citi. other. The only thing in common with zens. If this new venture proves success
them all is that their support, or a part of ful, it remains a fixed, or more likely an it, comes from the city's treasury. This is increasing, charge for future years.
not only quite apt, but almost certain to We believe that there are few cities, if mean a considerable amount of waste any, whose budget will not show economic through duplication of labor, waste of mawaste in the conduct of schemes of this terial and of administrative effort, to say character, but we wish to call attention nothing of the possible loss of influence only to a single group made up of the items and of force. appropriated for educational institutions Buffalo is, doubtless, in this respect a which are available for the use of adult typical city. Appropriations are made anresidents. Many such appropriations go to nually in its budget for the support, or the
partial support, of a public circulating 11*Paper prepared for the meeting of the brary and its branches, a reference library, A. L. A. Council, Chicago, January 5th, 1912, and printej at request of the Council.
night schools, a natural science museum,