Shelver Applicant Test

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Section A

Look at the following of call numbers. If both call numbers in the pair are the same select Same. If they are different, select Different.

Example:SameHM 132
.G37
HM 132
.G37
DifferentSF 5415.5
.F63
SF 5415.5
.F36

QuestionCall Number 1Call Number 1Answer
1AP101
.B89 A9
v.1.
AP101
.B89 A9
v.1
2HQ721
.A8
1962
HQ721
.A8
1966
3DS379
.B16
v.6
DS379
.B16
v.6
4KJ3501
.H45
J3501
.H45
5S262
.A8
SB262
.A8
6LB1050
.K3 P19
LB1050
.K3 P19
7TT2833
.H61
TT2833
.H16
8PQ8456
.B321
PQ8456
.B321
9FKL C78
.U7 L4
C78
.U7 L4
10NK812
.J84
v.3
NK812
.J84
v.1
11F83
.G8
F83
.H2
12J1
.V6 P7
J1
.V6 R7
13Z2634
.M2
Z2654
.M2
14MN893
.W92
NM893
.W92

Section B

One of your many duties as a shelver will be to place books in call number order so that they may easily be reshelved. These exercises will give you some practice organizing books by their call numbers. In each of the ten separate exercises, arrange the call number from lowest to highest giving the lowest call number a number of 1 and the highest call number a number of 5.
Example:(2) PN 12
.E3
(1) PN 1
.A8
(4) PN 58
.J6
(3) PN 14
.G17
(5) PN 203
.H2
Exercise 1:
E83.5
.L2

E18
.H9

E832
.J21

E738
.I9

E79.8
.G9
Exercise 2:
BR206
.A2693

BR206
.B4

BR206
.A3

BR206
.A27

BR206
.A2
Exercise 3:
Q523
.G31

Q23
.O8

Q32
.O8

Q526
.A9

Q632
.H9
Exercise 4:
PR803
.P56

PR803
.P65

PR830
.P56

PR813.5
.P56

P813.5
.P65
Exercise 5:
DT1261
.C26

DT1261
.B7

DT1261
.A9

DT1261
.E13

DT1261
.D94
Exercise 6:
JA102
.A213

JA102
.A21

JA105.5
.D3884

JA105.5
.D39

JA 106
.H2
Exercise 7:
GV201
.A8 B3

GV201
.B6 L9

GV201
.A8 Z2

GV201
.B6 M6

GV201
.A8 C4
Exercise 8:
PG269
.G4 A42

PG269
.G4 A3

PG269
.G4 A31

PG269
.G4 A285

PG269
.G4 A9
Exercise 9:
N103.5
.A31

N1036
.A28

N10
.H5

N503
.S8

N6901
.G4
Exercise 10:
JK210
.A9
1947
v.3

JK210
.A9
1962
v.1

JK210
.A9
1947
v.2

JK210
.A9
1947
v.1

JK210
.A9
v.2

Section C

Each of the following pairs of call numbers belong to a different floor. Examine each pair of call numbers and then select corresponding number to represents the floor the material belongs.

Photo of call number directory

AP 1
.J5
v.84
GR 1256
.U7
I9

THESES
SB 21
.E30

THESES
BQ 7673
.P32
PER
BQ 7673
.P32

PT 1155
.F68
v.2

PQ 7100
.D536
no.91-96
PG 3476
.T76
Z663

HN 20
.P2
F81

Cassiday
PL 2250
.W48
v. 22-23

Ref.
PN 7000
.B588
BL 1675
.A1 A25
v.22
c.3

Index
Z 2495
.S73

DT 878
.Z9 R28
c.3
Gov. Pubs
W 7.16/2:
71

OVERSIZE
PA 2344
.Z5 C5


L 245
.A22
PQ 1452
.F23 R6
1988
REF
PN 701
.J23

BX 234
.D86
H2

AC 5
.N349
T12

 


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