Introduction

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Abstract

Librarians as a professional group are losing visibility. The information world is undergoing unprecedented change. Never have so many people had access to so much information. Librarians are finding themselves in situations in which they have to increasingly justify their existence and prove their value and worth to their organisations, employers and patrons. People wonder what it is that librarians do exactly, now that “everything is on the Internet”. This is all too common a phrase that librarians hear. This book will equip the twenty-first century librarian with the responses needed to such questions, to mark out their niche, stand up for their profession ...

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