Competition Quiz

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 53

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Competition Quizzes & Trivia

This 10-question quiz will test your knowledge of computer/Internet usage (including "Web 2. 0" concepts) and some foundations of college librarianship. You are welcome to use the Internet to assist you with your answers. You may also add to previous answers; simply make that apparent in your answer spaces. ***For obvious reasons, please keep the quiz location (URL) and password confidential. ***


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You encounter a student saving their work directly to a library computer; however, you know that the library computers will "re-image" overnight and her work will be lost.  What are some methods that you could suggest to the student that would allow her to back up her files? (3 points)
  • 2. 
    What is a "mash-up"?  Please provide an example of how a mash-up can be applied in an academic library environment. (3 points)
  • 3. 
    Using recent technology or web applications, please name at least 2 ways an academic library can assist faculty with "keeping current" in their respective fields.  (2 points)
  • 4. 
    Some faculty are rejecting sources found on the web (i.e. using Google) for class assignments.  Is Google (just the search engine) a useful tool in an academic environment?  Why or why not?  Are there pitfalls to using only Google for research?  Explain.  (4 points)
  • 5. 
    Please name a few places librarians can share digital video or animated tutorials on the Web. (2 points)
  • 6. 
    You are asked to teach a class about using e-CPS, an online database of Canadian pharmaceutical information.  Please name at least three ways you would make the class interesting enough to engage the students?  (3 points)
  • 7. 
    A student comes to you and says he needs to find a primer on English punctuation grammar on the web.  He has tried Google and Ask.com but he keeps finding ads for English tutors and textbooks. How would you help him?  (3 points)
  • 8. 
    A colleague complains that they are getting a lot of "spam".  What is spam and what are some ways to avoid getting it?  (3 points)
  • 9. 
    What are some advantages and disadvantages to viewing an ebook online versus having the print monograph in a library's physical collection?  (4 points)
  • 10. 
    In your own words, what are some characteristics of an information literate person? (3 points)