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Meeting our future professionals

Elke Greifeneder (Institute of Library and Information Science, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 13 June 2008



The purpose of this paper is to reflect about future professionals, hybrid publications and conference blogging.


This is an opinion piece, based on the participation during the BOBCATSSS conference.


Our young professionals are aware that the library profession is at a crossroads and that it is up to them to find the best way to deal with current issues. The paper emphasizes that we need a combination of new ideas and work experience.

Practical implications

Practical implications are observations about conference blogging and the impact of hybrid publishing.


This paper identifies the potential we have within our future professionals.



Greifeneder, E. (2008), "Meeting our future professionals", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 161-163.



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