n. A librarian who specializes in locating, prioritizing, and organizing information on the internet.
Cybrarians are exactly what the name implies: a librarian for the 21st century. Cybrarians have the same research and data gathering skills of traditional librarians, but they apply that knowledge to online technology.
About a third of the library graduate programs in the United States have now ditched the word library. Not that librarians, as a rule, have begun identifying themselves as information scientists or, for that matter, cybrarians — I use this last word to conjure up the new breed of tech-savvy librarians, part cyborg, part cat's-eye reading glasses.
It has been suggested that in the future information society librarians (or 'cybrarians') should act primarily as link-persons between those with information and those seeking it.
I thought the term cybrarian had faded away years ago, but it has staged a remarkable comeback of late, helped largely by the release of Marilyn Johnson's book This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, which received a decent amount of press last year. The variant cyberarian also exists, but that extra syllable ruins the euphony.