Summary: This books looks at the role of the modern information professional in the changing environment in which they now work. Information professionals find themselves in a paradoxical situation. There is increased interest in information and its management, stimulated by the Internet, and, simultaneously, diminished recognition by employers and the public at large of the theory and practice of library and information science. This book provides clarification of the many issues facing both practising information managers and library and information science students, as well as providing a guide to the new and diverse career pathways available in the field. These tools assist individuals in achieving greater success in their careers, as well as leading to greater recognition of the contribution of library and information services in organisations and society. Sue Myburgh is based at the University of South Australia. Key features include: it assists practitioners plan progressive career paths and increase their status within organisations; and it describes a practical and practicable approach to the management of information, knowledge and documents, which will clarify issues for both information managers and their employers. Readership includes: Knowledge, records and information managers; business analysts; competitive intelligence officers; information architects; and strategic information managers in all organisations; corporate and special librarians; students in library and information science; and any CEO who wants to understand how to have corporate information managed effectively, efficiently and cheaply. Contents include: The changing context of information work; New challenges for information professionals; Where are the boundaries of library and information science theory and practice; Information as a strategic commodity; and Characteristics of the new profession.