I see a line of challenges for the libraries in the coming years both virtually and physically. How do we manage to develop our internet services, when Google is God and some of our basic services like book, music and film databases will be commercialized?
However, operating in a small municipality my main concern is how to develop the physical library as an attractive house for the local citizens.
I think it is absolutely necessary that the library is able to act in accordance with the local society and its needs. Being so, I predict that in the future we will see libraries moving in different directions.
Some will grow into local service centres and others will develop partnerships with other institutions and some will partly be operated by volunteers. The challenge will be to choose the right direction for just my library.