What does librarian mean?

Definitions for librarian
laɪˈbrɛər i ənli·brar·i·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. librarian, bibliothecnoun

    a professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services


  1. librariannoun

    The keeper, manager of a library

  2. librariannoun

    One who cares for the publications, files etc. in a library, whether staff or volunteer

  3. librariannoun

    A person who processes and organizes information

  4. Etymology: . First attested around 1710.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Librariannoun

    Etymology: librarius, Latin.

    Charybdis thrice swallows, and thrice refunds, the waves: this must be understood of regular tides. There are indeed but two tides in a day, but this is the error of the librarians. , Notes on the Odyssey.


  1. Librarian

    A librarian is a person who works professionally in a library providing access to information, and sometimes social or technical programming, or instruction on information literacy to users. The role of the librarian has changed much over time, with the past century in particular bringing many new media and technologies into play. From the earliest libraries in the ancient world to the modern information hub, there have been keepers and disseminators of the information held in data stores. Roles and responsibilities vary widely depending on the type of library, the specialty of the librarian, and the functions needed to maintain collections and make them available to its users. Education for librarianship has changed over time to reflect changing roles.


  1. librarian

    A librarian is a professional trained in library and information science, who manages, maintains, and organizes books and other informational resources in a library setting. Their responsibilities may include assisting patrons, conducting educational programs, managing library equipment, cataloguing and classifying library resources, as well as acquiring, organizing and preserving library materials. They play a crucial role in promoting literacy and facilitating access to information. Librarians can work in a variety of settings including public libraries, schools, universities, and special libraries such as law or medical institutions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Librariannoun

    one who has the care or charge of a library

  2. Librariannoun

    one who copies manuscript books

  3. Etymology: [See Library.]


  1. Librarian

    A librarian is a person who works professionally in a library, and holds a Degree in librarianship. Traditionally, a librarian is associated with collections of books, as demonstrated by the etymology of the word "librarian". The role of a librarian is continuously evolving to meet social and technological needs. However, a modern librarian may deal with information in many formats, including books, magazines, newspapers, audio recordings, video recordings, maps, manuscripts, photographs and other graphic material, bibliographic databases, web searching, and digital resources. A librarian may provide other information services, including computer provision and training, coordination of public programs, basic literacy education, assistive equipment for people with disabilities, and help with finding and using community resources.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'librarian' in Nouns Frequency: #2431

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of librarian in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of librarian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of librarian in a Sentence

  1. Quil Lance:

    Charleston County Mayor Joseph Riley said. What motivated the gunman is not yet clear, but his monstrous act took the lives of nine people who prayed, worked and struggled on behalf of their community and their church. Related ImageExpand / ContractSharonda Coleman-Singleton, was a speech therapist and girls ’ track and field team at Goose Creek High School. ( Courtesy : Charleston Post and Courier) Cynthia Hurd, 54, was a branch manger in the Charleston County Public Library -RRB- system, where Cynthia Hurd was so revered from a career spanning 31 years that all city branches were closed in Cynthia Hurd honor Thursday. Cynthia Hurd was a tireless servant of the community who spent Cynthia Hurd life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth, the library system said in a statement. Cynthia Hurd loss is incomprehensible, and we ask for prayers for Cynthia Hurd family, her co-workers, her church and this entire community as we come together to face this tragic loss. Related ImageExpand / ContractCynthia Hurd was a librarian who worshiped at the venerable church. ( Charleston County Public Library) Quil Lance had retired from Gaillard Center, a performance hall in Charleston County, and been serving as a custodian at the church where Quil Lance worshiped. As big a void as Quil Lance death leaves there, it left an even deeper one in the family Quil Lance held together with love and strength, Quil Lance grandson, Quil Lance, told the Charleston Post and Courier I ’m lost, I ’m lost, granny was the heart of the family. Related ImageExpand / ContractClementa Pinckney was a beloved pastor and respected lawmaker before he was gunned down in his own church Wednesday night. ( Grace Beahm/The Charleston Post and Courier via AP).

  2. Gary Paulsen:

    And it became a sanctuary for me, the librarian -- she watched me for a while. I was kind of this urchin, you know, a street urchin. Then she finally said, you want something ? I said, nah I'm OK. And she gave me a card and -- hard to talk about it. It was a card with my name on it. And, God, nobody had given me anything like that. Nobody gave me anything.

  3. Robert Dawson:

    Often times, a library reveals things about a community. It was really sad to see a closed library when I was passing through the Mississippi Delta, i am not a librarian, but 18 years of doing this, you peel away things.

  4. Robert Dawson:

    I am not a librarian, but 18 years of doing this, you peel away things.

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