Library Shelving Test

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  • 1. 
    Spine labels have no more than 5 letters on them.  In some cases an author's name is longer than 5 letters and some spine labels will look the same even if the author's names are different. Look at the following list and pick the correct order of the following authors:Sandra Brown, Marie Browning, Dan Brown, Jill Conner Browne, Rita Mae Brown, Dale Brown
    • A. 

      Dale Brown, Dan Brown, Jill Conner Browne, Marie Browning, Rita Mae Brown, Sandra Brown

    • B. 

      Dan Brown, Dale Brown, Sandra Brown, Marie Browning, Jill Conner Browne, Rita Mae Brown

    • C. 

      Dale Brown, Dan Brown, Rita Mae Brown, Sandra Brown, Jill Conner Browne, Marie Browning

    • D. 

      It doesn't matter since the labels will all say BROWN.


  • 2. 
    Some authors write many books every year or have long running series.  In the next question the following titles are all written by James Patterson.  In what order would they be put on the shelf. "Mary, Mary""3rd Degree""I, Alex Cross""The Big Bad Wolf""You've Been Warned" "Violets are Blue""Worst Case"
    • A. 

      3rd Degree The Big Bad Wolf I, Alex Cross Mary, Mary Violets are Blue Worst Case You've Been Warned

    • B. 

      I, Alex Cross Mary, Mary The Big Bad Wolf Worst Case Violets are Blue You've Been Warned 3rd Degree

    • C. 

      I, Alex Cross The Big Bad Wolf Mary, Mary Third Degree Worst Case Violets are Blue You've Been Warned

    • D. 

      It doesn't matter since they are all by the same author. As long as they are on the same shelf.


  • 3. 
    True or FalseFiction Spine Labels may sometimes have one of the following printed above the author's name:TEENLTCDEJThese are not important when shelving.  They are only printed to give information to library staff
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    What is the differnce between Fiction and Non Fiction?
    • A. 

      Non-Fiction is not real. They are all made up.

    • B. 

      Fiction is not real and Non-Fiction is real

    • C. 

      Fiction books are only found in the children's room.

    • D. 

      You can only find Non-Fiction books in the Adult areas.


  • 5. 
    Which of the following age ranges have both a Fiction section and a Non-Fiction section?
    • A. 

      Easy: Materials geared to non-reading children to emerging new readers. Birth -1st grade

    • B. 

      Juvenile: Material geared to elementry school students who can read on their own. 2nd grade - 5th grade

    • C. 

      Teen: Material geared to middle school students. 6th grade - 9th grade

    • D. 

      Adult: Material geared for high school students and adults of all ages. 9th grade and up


  • 6. 
    Some materials have genre labels included on the spine in addition to the standard spine label.  These labels are very important because they tell customers and staff what genre area the material should be shelved in.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    How can you tell the difference between a Fiction and Non-Fiction book just by looking at the spine label?
    • A. 

      There is no difference in the spine label. Everything is shelved alphabetically by the author's last name.

    • B. 

      Non Fiction books will have NF above the author's name.

    • C. 

      Non Fiction books are filed using the Dewey Decimal System and will have a group of numbers above the author's last name.

    • D. 

      Non Fiction books are filed using the Dewey Decimal System and will have a group of numbers above the subject of the book.


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