Fiction Shelving

11 Questions  I  By Diane Berlin
Fiction Shelving
This is a test that will determine your ability to shelve fiction materials correctly.

  
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1.  When I am shelving books in the fiction section it is not important to look at the other books on either side of the one I just shelved.
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2.  Books located in the Fiction section of the library have a label.It has two lines.The first line is FIC which is short for FICTION and the second line is the first three letters of the authors last name.Which of the following would come last?FIC       FIC       FIC      FIC       FIC CAR     CAS     BAL     BAM     DAL
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3.  If several authors' last names begin with the same three letters, you must alphabetize by the entire name, not just the first 3 "guide letters." If they have the same last name then you alphabetize by their first names.In the following which would be last?* note that the authors complete last name is in parentheses below the call number for you to reference but is not on the actual call label.     FIC               FIC             FIC               FIC                FIC        CAR             CAR            CAR             CAR              CAR  (CARROLL)     (CARD)     (CARNEY)     (CARLSON)     (CARLE)
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4.  Sometimes one author writes more than one book. If that is the case you then alphabetize the books by title. If a title begins with A, An or The you skip it and start with the next word.The following books all have the call label     FIC                                                                AVIWhich would come first?The BarnBeyond the Western SeaPunch with JudyThe True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
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5.  Some authors have names that have more than one capital letter. Example: De Angeli or DeClementsIn our library we alphabetize these as though there was no space between the letters of the name.Which of the following comes 3rd?Patricia DeFeliceRobert McCloskeyHelen Mc InnesMargarite De AngeliBarbara DeClements
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6.  A space AFTER a name comes before any other letter. For example: Stan would come before Stanley because the space at the end of Stan comes before the L in Stanley.Remember: If two authors have the same last name alphabetize by their first name.Which of the following comes 4th?Elizabeth PetersHugh PetersonWally PetersenJonathan PetersonJohn Peterson
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7.  When shelving fiction what do you shelve the books by?
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8.  If there are two books that have the same call label how do you shelve them?
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9.  If there are two authors with the exact same last name how do you shelve them?
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10.  If the authors have two capital letters in their last name you ignore the space and capitalization and shelve them in alphabetical order.
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11.  If one author has written more than one book. How do you shelve them?
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