Abstract : Purpose: The article describes techniques that may facilitate change management in the library. Approach: The paper is based on practical experience and evidence from the INIST library department in France. Findings: Based on standard inventories of LIS professions and competencies, we present techniques for the mapping and visualisation of individual or team-centred job functions and skills. These techniques can help and facilitate communication, information and participation and are useful for staff development, workplace training and individual coaching. Originality: The proposed techniques combine the ECIA Euroguide of competencies, survey methods (mapping) and visualisation techniques as decision aids and participatory management tools for change management.