librarian

noun li·brar·i·an \ lī-ˈbrer-ē-ən , -ˈbre-rē- \

Definition of librarian

:a specialist in the care or management of a library

librarianship

play \lī-ˈbrer-ē-ən-ˌship, -ˈbre-rē-\ noun

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First Known Use of librarian

1662


LIBRARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

librarian

noun

Definition of librarian for English Language Learners

  • : a person who works in a library


LIBRARIAN Defined for Kids

librarian

noun li·brar·i·an \ lī-ˈbrer-ē-ən \

Definition of librarian for Students

:a person in charge of a library


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