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Introduction

ByMaureen Sullivan

The 1990’s is a decade of decision for librarianship. The changes brought about by extensive use of technology, the continuous explosion of information, reductions in funding to support library services and programs, and rising costs of library materials are some of the forces that have and will continue to affect the work performed in libraries. One of the greatest challenges that academic and research libraries face today is to prepare the staff who work in those organizations for the future.