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A librarian is a professional worker in a library. Although librarians are traditionally associated with collections of books, they are experts in the organization and retrieval of information in any format.


Librarians can be found be found in many areas. Public libraries and university libraries[?] are the most common employers. Many high schools also employ a librarian. Librarians can also be found at businesses, government departments, museums, and other large organizations where academic research is performed or that stores large quantities of information.

In most countries one must have an information studies[?] degree to be recognized as a librarian. Library technicians[?] (also called library assistants[?]) perform many duties that are similar to librarian's, but are lacking the librarian's degree.

See: List of librarians

In the discworld book series by Terry Pratchett there is a librarian who has been magically turned into an orangutan, if you are looking for him; I suggest you check out The Librarian (Discworld).

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