Librarianship: an Incoherent and Discontinuous Set of Practices

Librarianship used to be largely a body of technical processes, and efforts were made to justify it as an academic discipline. Information technology and other developments have changed that. What is needed now is a new set of various competencies and skills, most of them managerial and applicable to many other types of work. The fact that the future of libraries is open to question must also change the requirements of personnel involved in information work.