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The paper is focused on the revolutionary changes in librarianship and the need for strategic planning for sustainable transformation of academic libraries. The narrative content analysis was adopted with extensive literature review. Explanations on basic concepts relating to the subject matter such as change, types of changes, strategic planning, and purpose of strategic planning, strategic planning process, and strategic management process were articulated. The paper further explores strategic planning in the context of librarianship; the rationalization for strategic planning in academic libraries; justification for effective adaptation to changes in academic libraries as well as identification of specific dimension of revolutionary changes in academic libraries; the key points for sustainable strategic planning were outlined.