Definition of cybrarian in US English:



  • A librarian or researcher who uses the Internet as an information resource.

    • ‘Essentially these cybrarians create subject-oriented guides of web sites for use by the internet community.’
    • ‘Two professional fields exist now, even though they are not yet ratified officially: cybrarians, who deal, to various extents with digital libraries, and librarians, who work in traditional libraries.’
    • ‘Today's librarians are more commonly known as cybrarians, content managers, information specialists, and knowledge engineers.’
    • ‘Work done by students and professionals must be guided by cybrarians attuned to the problems inherent in images or videos.’
    • ‘Asking questions, sharing ideas, and generally mingling with other cybrarians will keep you buoyant.’
    • ‘She is an exceptional role model for librarians who are evolving into cybrarians.’


1990s: blend of cyber- and librarian.