Cybrarian

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What Does Cybrarian Mean?

A cybrarian is a librarian or research person who uses the Internet as a resource. One way to think about what a “cybrarian” is involves thinking about the next generation of librarians trying to integrate a whole host of digital technologies into a system that used to be nearly entirely on paper. Cybrarians can be associated with terms like digital exploration, content migration, e-learning and library modernization.

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Techopedia Explains Cybrarian

A cybrarian can introduce the Internet into library systems in all sorts of different ways. These may include setting up digital portals for database research. A cybrarian could use online resources to set up a virtual reference desk, host virtual exhibits or publicize library events. A cybrarian could work in social media platforms to send out surveys or interact with library customers. A cybrarian could use resources like massive open online courses (MOOCs) or e-book lending programs to enhance the resources available to learners. All of this involves modernizing library systems to take advantage of the vast resources that digital media has to offer.

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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.