To map out routes along which the library and information profession can chart its future development.
A literature‐based opinion piece which looks at “roadmaps to change” in library and information work from the historical, knowledge economy and information technology perspectives.
Change is inevitable for organizational survival and the maintenance of professional relevance.
Librarians and information professionals are by training positioned to continue to make a difference in information handling and management both now and in the future. The paper recommends the forms of repositioning that are vital for them if they are to continue to be relevant in information service delivery.
New and emerging roles for the profession are highlighted from various authors and authorities in the field.
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