[ 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.


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Origin of librarianship

First recorded in 1870–75; librarian + -ship

OTHER WORDS FROM librarianship

sub·li·brar·i·an·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for librarianship

/ (lɪˈbrɛərɪənʃɪp, laɪ-) /


the professional administration of library resources and servicesAlso: library science
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