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librarianship

[lahy-brair-ee-uh n-ship] /laɪˈbrɛər i ənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
a profession concerned with acquiring and organizing collections of books and related materials in libraries and servicing readers and others with these resources.
2.
the position or duties of a librarian.
Origin of librarianship
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; librarian + -ship
Related forms
sublibrarianship, noun
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librarianship

/lɪˈbrɛərɪənʃɪp; laɪ-/
noun
1.
the professional administration of library resources and services Also library science
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