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Government Libraries: Administering Change in an Uncertain


Historian Francis Fukuyama must not have had libraries in mind when publishing his famous 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man.1 Rather than finding themselves in the cozy and well-known terrain of librarianship as it has been practiced for decades, or even centuries, twenty-first century government librarians are grappling with developments both large and small, most of which are arriving at a pace defying easy assimilation.