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

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Other Words from librarian

librarianship \lī-​ˈbrer-​ē-​ən-​ˌship, -​ˈbre-​rē-​ \ noun

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Martinez and Timmons had questions for the librarians. Kaite Mediatore Stover, kansascity, "‘Dear Fahrenheit 451’ inspires book lovers to share the joy of reading | The Kansas City Star," 25 May 2018 Neighboring libraries promote hands-on learning as well, their librarians say. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Tomes aren't the only offerings at local public libraries: Officials," 4 May 2018 Your librarians are wonderful sources of information. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Letter from Barbara Bush hangs at Town Hall Library in North Lake," 25 Apr. 2018 His mother was an English teacher and librarian in Mount Pleasant, Miss. Holland’s high school graduating class had about 35 people. Washington Post, "He loved ‘Black Panther’ comics as a kid. Then Marvel asked him to write a novel for the movie.," 7 Mar. 2018 The town has come a long way since 1923 when its first librarian, Pearl Wade, managed a collection of 500 books stashed in wooden crates in a corner of a downtown bank. Richard Greene, star-telegram, "Arlington is home to nation's newest library," 16 June 2018 After a slow decline, Casanova ultimately ended up as a librarian in the Czech city of Duchcov. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Casanova Is Getting a Museum," 19 Mar. 2018 My penance for that was becoming city librarian in San Francisco. Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, "City librarian Luis Herrera retires, has paid for overdue books," 25 Feb. 2018 Andrew Martin, a research librarian in D.C., put his little girls on a seven-day no-screen challenge. Author: Ellen Mccarthy, Anchorage Daily News, "Breaking up with your smartphone is really, really hard – just ask these people," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of librarian

1702, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of librarian was in 1702

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librarian

noun

English Language Learners Definition of librarian

: a person who works in a library

librarian

noun
li·​brar·​i·​an | \lī-ˈbrer-ē-ən \

Kids Definition of librarian

: a person in charge of a library

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