As more information is being born and maintained
in digital form, electronic information storage and retrieval become
ever more important and crtitical for librarians to manage. As time
and technology progress, the librarian of the future will increasingly
find him/herself meeting users' needs remotely online in cyberspace.
As a result, the librarian of the future will need to be prepared
to provide such services as reference and bibliographic instruction
in a virtual environment.