- 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
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Examples from the Web for librarianship
Library schools in the United States give courses of one and two years in all the branches of librarianship.The Canadian Girl at Work
The practical emphasis in these four bibliographies betrays the training of their authors in librarianship.A History of Bibliographies of Bibliographies
It is a commonplace of library history that librarianship has contributed the card catalog idea to commercial life.
Kerr, Willis H., "Normal schools and their relation to librarianship," 193-7;mem.
"Normal schools and their relation to librarianship" (Kerr), 193-7.
- the professional administration of library resources and servicesAlso: library science
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