The book, “Research Issues in Information Studies in a Changing Local and Global Environment”, is tied to the recognition that Africa is producing less than 3 % of the world’s research publications globally, yet consumes over 95 % of such publications originating from outside the continent. Even with increased access to information resources from the web electronically, Africa still lacks relevant teaching and research content for its growing number of universities and Library and Information Science/ Studies schools. Also, African perspectives do not seem to reach most parts of the world because our information content that reflects on Africa’s information environment is lacking. This book is written by Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty/staff and practicing information providers and librarians, mainly from South Africa, and is based on recent conference papers, most of which have been published in peer-refereed journals (also largely within South Africa). The book consists of thirteen chapters focusing on five broad themes: research issues, information seeking, knowledge management, social and community informatics, ICT and development, and LIS education.