A librarian without a library: the role of the librarian in an electronic age?, by Carol Newton-Smith, and Sue White, takes a look forward, from August 1995, to see what the development of electronic networks will do to libraries.
This paper will examine the role of the librarian in an increasingly networked environment. Will librarians survive in the age of electronic information or will they become \'endangered species\'?
\"Electronic networks offer the opportunity for improved access to information. This will only happen if the enduser is empowered to use new technology to access information. Our clients no longer have to enter into the library to obtain the information that they need. Librarians are in an excellent position to act as to information facilitators, educators and collaborators.\"