We are amidst one of the most dynamic and transformational periods of time in the field of library and information science. The impact of technological change is now global and the role of libraries and the professionals that work in them are rapidly and continuously changing. What does this mean for the vitality of libraries in our communities? What does it mean to serve a local community in a global information landscape? And what skills are needed by the library professional to help libraries thrive in this global information market? In this keynote presentation, Dr. Hirsh will summarize the global and technical trends impacting all sectors of the library and information field, highlight the role libraries can serve as the technological and educational hub for their communities, and define the new roles and skills that will be required of LIS professionals to help their organizations thrive in today’s global information market.