The suggested links to read were really interesting. When I think of how far we have come in the last 10 years for example with our technology I have no doubt that that is where we are heading in the future.
I think one of the challenges will be staffing, to balance both sides of the coin where we will still have a passion, knowledge and promotion of the written word AND also of the virtual world. Teaching skills will need to become more of a component of Librarianship as well.
NSL's vision for the future: Our aims and objectives revolve around providing access to up to date and relevant information to support learning and recreational needs for life.
I believe we are on the way to meeting some of these new challenges eg 80 staff attempting 23 things!
Slowly but surely we are on our way........