In 1933 the Library Association had announced a revised syllabus for its professional examinations which included Music as an option. The 1960s saw both a growth in universities – with a consequent rise in demand for librarians – and the start of the move towards librarianship as a university subject. In 1966 the Library Association authorized a graduate diploma, allowing those with a degree in another subject to obtain a recognized librarianship qualification. By the mid-1970s, most of the universities had replaced the LA syllabus and examinations with their own examinations, and the LA had become an accrediting body rather than a professional examination body. The rise of the graduate diploma offered a career route for music graduates – and a rising number entered the profession in the 1970s and 1980s. As many were to realize, a degree in music and a diploma in librarianship does not automatically lead to a knowledge of music librarianship.