This book celebrates and acknowledges the contribution Professor Peter Brophy has made over a career spanning 37 years to the field of library and information studies. Whilst reflecting on his work, it is forward looking and challenging, and offers strategies for the future direction of library and information services in the virtual era. Following an introduction and tribute to Peter on his retirement, the text is contributed by an international team of acknowledged leaders in their fields, and focuses on four key themes that have preoccupied Peter during his career and that remain of pre-eminent importance for the future of the profession: - libraries, learning and distance learning - widening access to information - changing directions of information delivery - performance, quality and leadership. The book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography of Peter's work. Readership: This timely book addresses issues and concerns transferable across different areas of the information sector, including academic, public and special libraries, and will be stimulating reading for anyone working, studying, or teaching within the profession.