Library professions through an elected representative's eye

This article gives the point of view of the person in charge of the cultural affairs of a big provincial town about the evolution of the library professions, about the qualities, the competencies, the trainings required for the professionals to be able to face the stakes of today. Staff management techniques, problems linked to the rapid evolution of society, such are the fields for which the author proposes the organization of meetings, of confrontations of experiences, of trainings courses, of new trainings within the paths of organisms such as ENSSIB, CNFPT and IFB.