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[lahy-brair-ee-uh n-ship] /laɪˈbrɛər i ənˌʃɪp/
a profession concerned with acquiring and organizing collections of books and related materials in libraries and servicing readers and others with these resources.
the position or duties of a librarian.
Origin of librarianship
1870-75; librarian + -ship
Related forms
sublibrarianship, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for librarianship
  • If you want to go into science librarianship it would be great to get an internship with the science bibliographer.
  • Probably not worth it unless public librarianship is something you're driven to do.
  • Use the cover letter to show how you fit with the job, even if you have experience from jobs outside librarianship.
  • My impression is that a teaching position in a university as opposed to an academic librarianship is actually easier to get.
  • It's actually a fairly new model of academic librarianship that took root about five years ago.
  • She does not know beans about librarianship, library service.
  • To encourage development of professional management and leadership skills, and to apply those skills to librarianship.
  • He was appointed to an honorary librarianship, with no duties to discharge.
British Dictionary definitions for librarianship


/lɪˈbrɛərɪənʃɪp; laɪ-/
the professional administration of library resources and services Also library science
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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