li·​brar·​i·​an lī-ˈbrer-ē-ən How to pronounce librarian (audio)
: a specialist in the care or management of a library
librarianship noun

Examples of librarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ahead of Wednesday night’s school board meeting, several statewide associations representing school librarians published an open letter to McCabe and the school board expressing concerns about the book removals and Brunnett’s reassignment. Dillon Mullan, Baltimore Sun, 13 Sep. 2023 The trustees swiftly dissolved the college's diversity department, abolished the gender studies program, fired an LGBTQ librarian and denied tenure to five faculty members set to receive it. Steven Walker, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2023 Darwin is a retired librarian who runs a 37-acre farm in Chelsea, Michigan, with her husband, Bill. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Sep. 2023 Despite such legislation, librarians say their things collections remain popular among patrons across the state. Josh Snyder, Arkansas Online, 5 Sep. 2023 Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 18, 1947, Sarah Wunsch grew up in Westport, Conn. Her mother, Helen Gellis Wunsch, had been a librarian before marrying. Bryan Marquard,, 10 Sep. 2023 The tuition hikes have also drawn opposition from the Cal State Faculty Assn., which represents the system’s 29,000 professors, lecturers, librarians and counselors, and the Cal State Student Assn., which represents the system’s 460,000 students. Debbie Truong, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 With her out on leave and partner Pete laid up with COVID-19, the detective agency Finder Keepers is closed when a desperate mom named Penny Dahl leaves a voicemail hoping that someone can find her daughter Bonnie, an assistant librarian at Bell College of Arts and Sciences. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2023 The professional librarians there have all these websites literally at their fingertips, and are a wonderful resource for in-person support. Terry Savage, Chicago Tribune, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of librarian was in 1702

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“Librarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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li·​brar·​i·​an lī-ˈbrer-ē-ən How to pronounce librarian (audio)
: a person in charge of a library
librarianship noun

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