The purpose of this paper is to review librarianship in different eras and throw light on its foreseeable future, as seen through the eyes of new librarians in Pakistan.
The paper is based on a literature search, website visits, personal communication with related experts and interviews of future librarians. A purposive sample of 20 students of the final ... [Show full abstract] semester from the Department of Library and Information Science, University of the Punjab was chosen.
The electronic environment of the 21st century will demand a range of skills from librarians. Technology alone cannot help bring about the required changes. Attitudes, practices and policies need to change if libraries are to truly benefit themselves and their community of users by the application of new technologies.
The research is mostly based on a small sample of future librarians” perception and researcher”s perception acquired through literature review and personal communication with experts.
The paper can be helpful for both working and future library professionals in planning their professional future tracks.
The paper provides an overview of librarianship in different eras and provides a thorough understanding of the foreseeable future as seen through the eyes of newly qualified Pakistani librarians.