You said new ? Some remarks about library professions

If most librarians agree upon a necessary change, the term " new profession " means more a crisis of identity than a real transformation which would imply a general restructuring of the organisation and production process in libraries. New policies are imperative : to work with the others, acquiring experience from the resources of other libraries ; to adjust skills not only to the handling of new technologies, but also to the aim striven through their introduction. In a changing technical system, the professional training of each librarian should be replaced by a continuing education based on the valorization of knowledge.