from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who is a specialist in library work.
- n. A person who is responsible for a collection of specialized or technical information or materials, such as musical scores or computer documentation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The keeper, manager of a library
- n. One who cares for the publications, files etc. in a library, whether staff or volunteer
- n. A person who processes and organizes information
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who has the care or charge of a library.
- n. One who copies manuscript books.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who transcribes or copies books.
- n. The keeper or custodian of a library; one who has charge of the books and other contents of a library.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services
Those who even have the word "librarian" in their vocabularies often think library staff are only good for pointing to different sections of the stacks.
One of the perks of being a librarian is the simple act of helping others.
Perhaps the librarian is a big fan of Duran Duran.
Nance fixes me with what I call her librarian look.
One point that the AL makes that has been echoed through other blogs and listservs is that the term 'guybrarian' offensive: "Apparently the label librarian is actually a feminine noun, instead of librarianship just being a feminized profession.
Luckily, our librarian is quite vigilant about weeding. songbirdcindi
Smith, a former mechanic and self-described “working stiff” turned librarian, is clearly an interested party, but he may have a point.
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After the week I have had I needed a good laugh ... though I'm reading this at the library and the librarian is looking at me rather sternly!
With me behind the counter are three more volunteers preparing pizza and dishing out salad and cookies to the growing line of customers, a cross-section of East Colfax Avenue foot traffic: latter-day flower children, sunburned day laborers, older women in librarian attire, laptop-toting students, professional bums, khaki-wearing businesspeople, vegan-corepunkerkids and the general miscellany of society that never appears in restaurant-industry demographics.