MCQS on Library Management with Answer | Library and Information Science

MCQS on Library Management with Answer | Library and Information Science

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MCQS onLibrary Management with Answer | Library and Information Science

Library management refers to the systematic and efficient organization, administration, and maintenance of a library's resources and services. It involves the coordination of various activities to ensure that library users have access to a wide range of information and materials in an organized and user-friendly manner.

Library Management

1. The process by which a sender transmits content is known as:

A. Decoding

B. Encoding

C. Feedback

D. Receiver

Answer: B

2. A short letter written to a potential employer with a resume attached is known as a:

A. Cover letter

B. Ice-breaker letter

C. Interview letter

D. Introduction letter

Answer: A

3. The targets used in RFID systems can replace either EM or RF theft detection targets and:

A.  Labels

B.  Stickers

C. Barcodes

D. Tags

Answer: C

4. What IS meant by the principle of management?

A. Practical, relevant, consistent, and flexible

B. Practical, rules, coordination, and result

C. Objective, policy, communication, and result

D. Controlling, communication, feedback, and result

Answer: D

5. The time span for the pre-scientific management period is:

A. 1700

B.  1880

C. 1927

D. 1950

Answer: B

6. Edward Evans put the scientific management period between the years:

A. 1800-1880

B. 1880-1927

C. 1927-1950

D. 1800-1927

Answer: B

7. Mayo put human-relations; management period between the years:

A.  1927-1950

B. 1900-1950

C.  1800-1927

D. 1880-1927

Answer: A

8. Which management concept suggests that low-importance decisions be handled by subordinates so that managers can focus on high-importance decisions?

A. Management by objective

B. Management by exception

C. Participatory management

D.  Inclusionary. management

Answer: B

9. Which of the following is not a basic function of the management process?

A.  Controlling

B. Organizing

C. Working

D. Leading

Answer: C

10. When we classify managers according to their level in the organization they are described as:

A. Functional, staff, and line managers

B. Top managers, middle managers, and supervisors

C. High level and lower-level managers

D.  General managers and administrative managers

Answer: B

11. Which of the following is true about Principles of Management?

A. The principles of management are in a continuous process of evolution

B. The principles of management have evolved

C. The principles of management have not evolved

D. None of the above

Answer: B

12. “Pro Quest” is ________.

A. Traditional Commercial Publisher

B. Scholarly Society Publisher

C. Electronic Aggregator

D. Publisher of Higher Learning Institutions

Answer: C

13. Main use of Shelf list is

A. Cataloging

B. Circulation

C. Stock Verification

D. Book Selection

Answer: C

14. Trend analysis is a ______________

A. Forecasting technique

B. Skills inventory

C. Job analysis technique

D. Markov analysis

Answer: A

15. The factual statement of the duties and responsibilities of a specific job is known as _____________.

A. job description

B.  job specification

C. job analysis

D. job evaluation

Answer: A

16.  ‘Library Technology Project (LTP) Reports’ are published by ............





Answer: B

17. Which law of Library Science states that information is basic input to human growth and development ?

A. Fourth Law

B. Third Law

C. Second Law

D. Fifth Law

Answer: C

18. MPDQ stands for_____________.

A. Management Position Description Questionnaire

B. Management Process Descriptive Questions

C. Methods for Personality Development Questions

D. Modern Positions Developed Qualitatively

Answer: A

19. What should be the strategy of HRM?

A. Making the long-term and short-term planning.

B. Planning the optimum level of man¬power.

C. Introducing training programmes to personnel.

D. All the above.

Answer: D

20. On which of the following technologies semantic web is not based?


B. Ontologies

C. Cloud seeding


Answer: C

21. The concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) belongs to ____________________

A. Second Generation Computers

B. Third Generation Computers

C. Fourth Generation Computers

D. Fifth Generation Computers

Answer: D

22. Staffing includes _______.

A. workload estimation

B. termination

C. appointments of personnel, placement

D. all of these

Answer: D

23. To calculate the need for manpower on the basis of the average loss of manpower due to leave, retirement, death, transfer, discharge, etc. is known as____________.

A. Work load analysis

B. workforce analysis

C.  job analysis

D. forecasting

Answer: B

24. Who laid the foundation of HRM practice?

A. Elton Mayo

B. Roethlisberger and Dickinson

C. Peter Drucker and Douglas McGregor

D. David C. McClelland.

Answer: C

25. PR stands for

A. Indian Press Registration

B.  Intellectual Property Right

C.  International Property Right

D.  Indian Property Regulations

Answer: C

26. TQM’s major emphasis is on___________ .

A. Product Quality

B.  Company profitability

C. Customer delight

D. Employee training

Answer: A

27. Ability to perform exceptionally well and increase the stock of targeted resources within the firm is called ___________.

A. productivity

B. efficient

C. effective

D. competency

Answer: D

28. Which of the following is the main objective of the Unity in Direction principle?

A. Coordination

B. Unity in action

C. Both a and b are correct

D. Both a and b are incorrect

Answer: c

29. Which of the following is the correct meaning of concentration of decision-making authority?

A. Span of management

B. Centralisation

C. Decentralisation

D. None of the above

Answer: B

30. The intrinsic value of information lies in its

A. Procurement

B. Processing and Storage

C. Communication and Retrieval

D. Usage

Answer: D

31. Identification of an e-article and paying for full-text is known as

A. Pay-per-view

B.  Consortium

C. Campus license

D. E-subscription

Answer: d

32. The principles of management serve as a general guideline for _______.

A. Decision making

B. Managerial actions

C. Both a and b are correct

D. Both a and b are incorrect

Answer: c

33. Henri Fayol is known as _________.

A. The father of general management

B. The father of shop floor management

C. The father of scientific management

D. All of the above

Answer: a

34. Who said, “Public Library is the responsibility of Local and National Authorities. It must be supported by specific legislation and financed by National and Local Govnerments” ?

A. S.R. Ranganathan

B. Gopala Rao Ekbote

C. Sinha Committee

D. UNESCO Manifesto

Answer: d

35. The formula K(S) + ΔI = K(S + ΔS) for summation of information is propounded by

A. Claude Shannon

B. George Gerbner

C. Charles Osgood

D. Mandy Brooks

Answer: d

36. The Principles of Management emphasize logical decision-making and avoiding bias or prejudice at all costs. The above statement points out that knowledge of these principles helps in _______.

A. Scientific decision making

B. Providing managers with valuable information

C. Meet the changing requirements of a business environment

D. All of the above

Answer:  a

37. Which Principle of Scientific Management says that employees must be rewarded when they make suggestions that lead to cost savings within the company?

A. Cooperation not individualism

B. Harmony not discord

C. Science, not a rule of thumb

D. All of the above

Answer: a

38. ________ is a process of helping employees in an organization to acquire new skills and competence on a continuing basis

A. Total Quality Management

B. Management Information System

C. Financial Resources Development

D. Human Resources Development.

Answer: d

39. Which of the following web resources for LIS has been compiled by academic librarians of the universities of California?

A.  Infomine

B. Internet Public Library

C.  Internet Library for Librarians

D. Current Informed Librarian

Answer: a

40. Which of the following best describes the Principles of Management?

A. They help managers make decisions while performing managerial functions

B. They denote a cause-and-effect relationship

C. They are guidelines for further action in management functions

D. All of the above

Answer: d

41. The main reason why Principles of Management do not provide readymade solutions for all management problems is that ________.

A. They act as general guidelines for business-related issues

B. The real business issues are pretty complex

C. The real business issues are very dynamic

D. All of the above

Answer: d

42. The recently emerged type of managerial job is:

A. First line Manager

B. Middle Manager

C.  Team leader

D. Top Manager

Answer: c

43. Which source of power is based on an individual’s knowledge, special skills, abilities, or previous experience?

A. Expert power

B. Legitimate power

C. Referent power

D. Coercive power

Answer: a

44. Which source of power is based on a librarian’s ability to punish a subordinate?

A.  Rewarded power

B. Legitimate power

C. Referent power

D. Coercive power

Answer: d

45. ______ is the power to give positive benefits or rewards:

A. Expert power

B. Legitimate power

C. Reward power

D. Coercive power

Answer: c

46. ______ is an individual’s capacity to influence decisions:

A.  Span of control

B. Line authority

C. Staff authority

D.  Power

Answer: d

47. ______ is the capacity to affect the behaviors of others:

A. Aggression

B. Leadership

C. Power

D. Trait

Answer: c

48. Libraries management can be classified into ______ broad groups:

A. Six

B.  Five

C. Four

D. Three

Answer: D

49.  A Librarian attempts to establish a culture of quality affecting the attitudes and actions of every employee and relies on a workforce that wants to improve quality. He focuses on establishing:

A. Knowledge management

B. Management of information system

C. Operations management

D. Total quality management

Answer: C

50. What are the basic sources of management?

A. Man & Women, Materials, Machines, Methods, Money & Markets

B. Planning, Organization, Actuating & Controlling

C. Planning, Organization, Staffing, Direction, Coordination & Budgeting

D. Objective, Policy, Procedures, Rules & Programme

Answer: C

Effective library management requires a combination of traditional library skills and adaptability to technological advancements, as libraries continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of their users in the digital age.

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