li·​brar·​i·​an | \ lī-ˈbrer-ē-ən How to pronounce librarian (audio) , -ˈbre-rē- \

Definition of librarian

: a specialist in the care or management of a library

Other Words from librarian

librarianship \ lī-​ˈbrer-​ē-​ən-​ˌship How to pronounce librarian (audio) , -​ˈbre-​rē-​ \ noun

Examples of librarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Liz and David Nicolai, a librarian and a mechanical engineer, brought her nacho fixings and queso straight off the stove. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Apr. 2022 The Hemingway book was recommended to Hastings by the River Forest Library’s Adult and Teen Services librarian, Brian Wolowitz, for its local connection, given the author’s Oak Park roots. Anna Busalacchi,, 25 Mar. 2022 This bestselling novel tells the love story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who inadvertently travels through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 20 Mar. 2022 Pavlichenko is multidimensional: a patriot, a librarian, a loving mother and a woman who faced prejudice in the primarily male Soviet military. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2022 The novel is about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman with light skin who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 26 Jan. 2022 The district is still in the process of determining the specifics, but Chancellor said the panel will include employees, a librarian, students and parents. Claire Bryan, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Dec. 2021 Charles, herself, worked at this library as programs manager, and integrates moving portrayals of actual staff members such as Dorothy Reeder, director of the library; Boris Netchaeff, its head librarian; and others. Stefanie Milligan, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Oct. 2021 The current Orleans Parish school board uncovered the original policy with help of the local special collections librarian, and it was raised as an action item at Tuesday’s school board committee meeting. NBC News, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of librarian

1702, in the meaning defined above

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“Librarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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li·​brar·​i·​an | \ lī-ˈbrer-ē-ən How to pronounce librarian (audio) \

Kids Definition of librarian

: a person in charge of a library

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