Growing awareness of the transition from an industrial age to a communication- and knowledge-based economy appears reflected in some changing directions in libraries. Major trends include (1) a change in management practices, (2) a realignment of operational goals away from technical processing activities to client-oriented outreach services, and (3) the identification of educational functions as a primary professional role. The twin concepts of knowledge utilization and information brokering are beginning to have an impact on the definition of the librarian's role.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Bulletin of the Medical Library Association|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1977|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Informatics