Important Questions for Library and Information Science

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1. Who gave the sixth law of library science ‘Every reader his/her freedom’?
(a) James R.Rettig
(b) Melvil Dewey
(c) V.Venkattapaiah
(d) Krishan Kumar

2. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science is published by:
(a) Marcel Dekker
(b) Oxford Books
(c) S.Chand & Co
(d) Penguin

3. Study carrels are exclusive area meant for:
(a) Teachers
(b) Students
(c) Staff
(d) Researchers

4. Payments for the book purchased can be made only after:
(a) Duplicat checking
(b) Accessioning
(c) Technical work
(d) Shelving

5. Getting books back from the users and releasing the borrowers’ tickets are known as:
(a) Recharging
(b) Circulation
(c) Discharging
(d) Display

6. While entering the library, the personal belongings of a reader are kept in:
(a) Book racks
(b) Property Counter
(c) Drop box
(d) Kardex

7. Who prescribed certain standards for book binding?
(b) ALA
(c) IFLA

8. In India, ‘National Library Week’ is observed in the month of:
(a) February
(b) November
(c) August
(d) March

9. Which country developed the idea of Standard Book Number?
(a) USA
(b) Australia
(c) Great Britain
(d) India

10. What is the equivalent of the term ‘Information Science’ used in USA?
(a) Library Science
(b) Information System
(c) Information Technology
(d) Informatics

Library Classification Multiple Choice Questions

11. Who first used the term ‘Documentation’?
(a) Paul Otlet
(b) S.R.Ranganathan
(c) W.A. Borden
(d) J K Khanna

12. The first centre to use computer in the library and information activities in India is:
(b) National Library
(c) Parliament Library

13. Library building is one of the implications of which laws of library science?
(a) Second Law
(b) First Law
(c) Fourth law
(d) Third Law

14. Head of the National Library of India is called:
(a) Chief Librarian
(b) Library & Information Officer
(c) Library Manager
(d) Director

15. The library for the people, of the people and by the people is called
(a) General Library
(b) Special library
(c) People library
(d) Public Library

16. Public libraries are the gift of
(a) Democracy
(b) Monarchy
(c) The English
(d) Educators

17. ‘Five Laws of Library Science’ was published in which year?
(a) 1934
(b) 1933
(c) 1931
(d) 1928

18. The five laws of library science by Ranganathan is an example of
(a) Applied Research
(b) Pure Research
(c) Fundamental Research
(d) Survey Research

19. Which law of Library Science emphasizes the obligation of ‘state’ to enact library legislation
(a) First
(b) Second
(c) Third
(d) Fourth

20. Those who come to make use of the libraries are called
(a) Member
(b) Readers
(c) Users
(d) Scholars

LIS Quiz Unit Wise Test

21. The users of the libraries in America are called
(a) Users
(b) Readers
(c) Patrons
(d) Client

22. What does ‘Initiation of readers’ mean?
(a) Beginning
(b) Understanding
(c) Orientation
(d) Knowledge

23. Which College experimented User’s education for the first time?
(a) Ohio College
(b) Simmons College
(c) Montieth College
(d) Graduate School of Librarianship

24. Who said ‘to provide best books to the maximum readers at the least cost’?
(a) C.A.Cutter
(b) Melvil Dewey
(c) S.R.Ranganathan
(d) P.N.Kaula

25. Which one is not a tool for book selection?
(a) Bibliography
(b) Publisher’s Catalogue
(c) Accession register
(d) Book seller’s catalogues

26. What type of Library is All India Radio Library, Aizawl Station?
(a) Tape Library
(b) Tattle Library
(c) Special Library
(d) Provincial Library

27. KARDEX system is used for keeping the record of
(a) Books
(b) Periodicals
(c) Books and Periodicals
(d) Manuscripts

28. Under which organ of the Central Government, the National Library of India works?
(a) Ministry of Education
(b) Planning Commission
(c) University Grants Commission
(d) Ministry of Culture

29. What was the most essential factor for the organization of the Library?
(a) Building
(b) Books
(c) Planning
(d) Personnels

30. While planning the library, the readers, location and what other should be kept in mind.
(a) Equipment
(b) Books
(c) Resources
(d) Furniture

Library Science MCQS

31. The POSDCORB formula is mint for the
(a) Principles of management
(b) Functions of Administration
(c) Principles of administration
(d) Principles of organization

32. UGC in India is established for the development of
(a) Education
(b) Primary Education
(c) Higher Education
(d) Secondary Education

33. Who established ‘Delhi Public Library’?
(a) Government of India
(b) UNESCO and Government of India
(c) National Library Kolkota
(d) Indian Library Association

34. Which one is not the part of Resource sharing?
(a) Acquisition of books
(b) Lending of books
(c) Storage of books
(d) Personnel management

35. Staff exchange is a part of :
(a) Resource sharing
(b) Cooperative cataloguing
(c) Personnel management
(d) Inter library loan

36. Which name was given to ‘Book Mobiles’ by Ranganathan?
(a) Book mobile
(b) Book bus
(c) Mobile
(d) Librachine

37. In which State of India, the first mobile library was started?
(a) Andra Pradesh
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Karnataka

38. In the University libraries, who is the Chairman of the library committee?
(a) Vice Chancellor
(b) Librarian
(c) Registrar
(d) Finance Officer

39. Where was the first public library set up in India?
(a) Punjab
(b) Bombay
(c) Madras
(d) Calcutta

40. What is called the library which is established by the central government at a central place?
(a) Central library
(b) National library
(c) Public library
(d) Central Public library

41. To which category does State Central Library belong?
(a) Academic Library
(b) Public Library
(c) Special Library
(d) National Library

42. A library is regarded as a
(a) Lifelong self-education
(b) Place of leisure
(c) Social Institution
(d) None of these

43. Which term was coined by Dr.S.R.Ranganathan for mobile libraries?
(a) Moving Library
(b) Library machine
(c) Library on wheels
(d) All of these

44. Classification of all types of libraries has been made by
(a) IFLA

45. UNESCO assisted Model Public Library in India is located at:
(a) Kolkata
(b) Delhi
(c) Mumbai
(d) Chennai

46. Which type of books should be weeded in a library?
(a) Superseeded editions
(b) Thesaurus
(c) Dictionary
(d) Encyclopaedia

47. According to General Financial Rules, 2005, loss of how many volumes per thousand volumes issued/ consulted in a year is to be taken as reasonable?
(a) Three
(b) Four
(c) Five
(d) Six

48. According to Ranganathan, many collections lose its relevance in how many years?
(a) 20 years
(b) 30 years
(c) 40 years
(d) 50 years

49. The UNESCO Public Library Manifesto was first issued in
(a) 1952
(b) 1949
(c) 1971
(d) 1931

50. First time efforts for the development of libraries in India were made by:
(a) S.R.Ranganathan
(b) S.Radhakrishnan
(c) Sayaji Rao Gaekwad-I
(d) Sayaji Rao Gaekwad-III