Assistant librarian?

OK, I’m game… and, lo and behold,

Assistant Librarian

You scored 75% on knowledge of librarianship.

You seem to be a librarian, but you are not as knowledgeable as your more devoted colleagues in some of the library lore, trivia, technical details and social knowledge that can give depth and perspective to ones professional identity; but your practical knowledge of your job may be quite excellent.

Which, given that I’m not a librarian, have never attended library school, and know very little about library lore, isn’t bad.

Or, come to think of it, maybe it’s terrible…

[Was there a way to find out which ones I got wrong? If so, I didn't see it. I know that I was entirely guessing in a few cases...but the coffee mug on my desk is a dead giveaway as to when ALA was founded...]

5 Responses to “Assistant librarian?”

  1. tangognat Says:

    I think I scored much worse, around 60%. So much for library school! I don’t think there was a way of displaying the answers you missed, I didn’t see it at least.

  2. walt Says:

    A number of the questions speak fairly directly to my experience and sheer longevity in the field (my ALA 100th Anniversary mug from 1976, having dealt with MARC for 30++ years, and a few others). It wouldn’t be hard to formulate an equally or more relevant test where you’d score twice as high as I would.

  3. Laura Says:

    I also got 75%, which I decided, based on no evidence, must be a reflection of the 75% of library school I have completed. I, too, was irritated that I couldn’t figure out which ones I’d missed–but not so irritated that I am going to devote time to tracking down all the answers.

  4. Ruth Ellen Says:

    85%. But I KNOW that I got at least all but one right. (One I wasn’t sure of.) So I’m not convinced of the accuracy of the test, especially since it doesn’t give the answers that the test-makers believe are correct.

  5. Greg Says:

    One of my grad school professors told us that if you have to guess a year that something important happened in librarianship, always guess 1876.


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