A Word about Librarians

Librarian (laɪˈbrɛərɪən):  A professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services. That’s how Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines a librarian.  The Delaware County District Library currently employs 84 people, and 15 of them are professional librarians who have  Master’s Degrees in Library Science or Library and Information Science.  Their training encompasses all of the services and products that a public library has to offer, and all are engaged in continuing education to keep their skills sharp and their knowledge current. You will know who they are by “M.L.S.” or the ‘M.L.I.S” following their names on their nametags.

Why is this important information for you?  Because when you visit any of the Delaware Library’s branches, you will find a librarian on duty to help you find the answers to your questions, identify the perfect books for you and your children, or to read to your children, guide you through electronic resources including the online catalog, assist you in writing a resume or applying for a job, find the ideal story time for you, or simply provide insight into dozens of library services that you may not be aware of.

I am very proud of the caliber of the Library’s professional librarians, as I am of all of our staff.  But, the specialized training and customer service-oriented expertise that Delaware librarians bring to work with them every day is an invaluable asset to our community.  Let them put their knowledge and experience to work for you!


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