Presentation at the XXIV SCECSAL Conference 2021 in Windhoek, Namibia, 8-11 February 2021. The Library and/or Information Science (LIS) education and training sector in the continent, has made great strides in the past 20 years but with the advent of ICTs is providing new opportunities, and the sector has a lot to do in equipping LIS professionals with appropriate knowledge and skills. As the digital information landscape becomes highly networked., LIS education carries the responsibility of producing graduates who are able to effectively mediate this dynamic environment and graduates that are capable to work in broader information and emerging markets. Therefore, LIS schools need to re-think their curriculum, and teaching and learning approaches, so to take advantage of these disruptive innovations through re-invention, transformation and innovation of the LIS curriculum. Similarly, this call for a paradigm shift in the role of libraries and librarians to contribute to the sustainable development in Africa. LIS education in South Africa and in the continent at large has changed drastically due to the changes in ICTs as well as LIS job markets and related fields requirements. The paper reports on the critical analysis of the literature on the impact of LIS education and training diversification in equipping library and information professionals towards developmental agenda’s (2063 agenda and SDGs).