If so, you’ll have to pass a test – a literary test that is. This post from the NY Times notes that the Strand “has included a literary matching quiz in its job application form since the 1970s.” But fear not, the post also has five sample tests that you can take to hone your knowledge of authors and their books. Naturally, you’ll need to beware of trick questions.
Oh! You’ll probably want to sharpen your shelving skills too!
(Thanks, to Leah Hinds for providing today’s ATG Quirky!)
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.