Ah good heart-warming stuff and relevant to Damien Conway's keynote presentation at Information Online 2007 (his message -- librarians will rule the world) is this article by Will Sherman. 33 Reasons Librarians are Still Extremely Important - DegreeTutor.com.
I believe that Damien's presentation will eventually be available on the conference website, but in the meantime I wrote a very brief piece about it at LibrariesInteract.
ALIA is also surveying librarians currently about how much their jobs have changed in just the last 5 years. Results will be interesting to see how the nature of our work has changed, and with the focus on just the last 5 years there could be some indication about the pace of change.
So, looks like I'm in the right field.