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librarian

[lahy-brair-ee-uh n] /laɪˈbrɛər i ən/
noun
1.
a person trained in library science and engaged in library service.
2.
a person in charge of a library, especially the chief administrative officer of a library.
3.
a person who is in charge of any specialized body of literature, as a collection of musical scores.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; libr(ary) + -arian
Related forms
sublibrarian, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for librarians

librarian

/laɪˈbrɛərɪən/
noun
1.
a person in charge of or assisting in a library
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Word Origin and History for librarians

librarian

n.

"custodian of a library," 1713; see library + -an. Earlier form was library-keeper (1640s), and librarian was used earlier in a sense "scribe" (1660s).

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