One who has the care of a library and its contents, selecting the books, documents and non-book materials which comprise its collection, and providing information and loan services to meet the needs of its users.
A professional especially educated and trained to assist you in finding and using information for coursework or course assignments. (For assistance, call 299-8323 or send an online question at Ask a Librarian)
Librarians are professional staff who design, develop and manage the delivery of library and information services by analysing, evaluating, organising and synthesising information to meet client needs. Librarians have completed a course of study which qualifies them for admission to associateship of the Australian Library and Information Association, as set out in the Association's Constitution. The role of the librarians focuses on the design, management, direction, policy formulation and application of services which meet the information needs of clients. This can involve planning and evaluating library and information services; the provision of access to information resources and collections, including the design, development and delivery of highly specialised research services for discrete clients groups; the organisation and management of these resources, as well as the establishment, management and supervision of systems and their associated technologies. (ALIA's Statement on the role of librarians and library technicians, 1996)
an information specialist who has a graduate degree in information science and is responsible for the operation of a library, including the selection, processing, and organization of materials and the delivery of user instruction
is a person responsible for the acquisition, organisation, dissemination and use of documents and other information sources, and for the development and evaluation of information services in any of the agencies defined as libraries. Library technician
A person responsible for the administration of a library. S/he obtains a master's in library science and are proficient in locating all kinds of information. OCLS has outstanding "reference" librarians.
A definition recently proposed for use in federal occupational classification: "Provides timely, working information to a specialized clientele to further the objectives of libraries, educational institutions, museums, non-profit organizations, government agencies, news organizations, law firms, and health care providers. Possesses expert knowledge of information resources, and anticipates the needs of the organization or client. Critically evaluates and filters information to design tailored information products that can meet the strategic goals of the organization or client. Functions also include acquisition, cataloging,circulation, collection maintenance, and reference services; compiling, analyzing, writing, editing, computer programming, and systems design." (from SLA-NJ Government Relations Committee Report, 12/8/97). The SLA proposed this definition; it is not clear whether it has been accepted. See MLS.
This is a computer program that stores sets of voice data for synthesizers or other instruments. It enables the required sounds to be quickly selected and loaded from disk and transmitted to the instrument via MIDI. Megabyte The capacity of large memory circuits and high capacity disks is often quoted in megabytes. A megabyte is equivalent to 1024 k, or 1048576 bytes.
A set of software tools to manage and access large geographic data sets in a map library. LIBRARIAN commands create and define a map library, move data in and out of a library, query the data in a map library, and display the results of a query.