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Just for fun: You, translated into Dewey

Convert your name into a Dewey Decimal Number! gives this description:

This will convert your name to a class listed in the Dewey Decimal System. That’s right… somewhere between 000 (Generalities) and 999 (Extraterrestrial worlds) you have a place, and through the magic of internet we can find it through random arbitrary letter decoding. Plus this gives me a chance to mention how wonderful libraries are… don’t forget to go read something, yes?

And just to make it more interesting, this quiz will actually give you three results. You can pick the one you like best to put on your page.

But, hey – I thought all three of mine were pretty well on target!

Mary’s Dewey Decimal Section:

323 Civil & political rights

Mary = 3185 = 318+5 = 323

300 Social Sciences

Books on politics, economics, education and the law.

What it says about you:
You are good at understanding people and finding the systems that work for them. You like having established reasoning behind your decisions. You consider it very important for your friends to always have your back.

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Mary’s Dewey Decimal Section: 684 Furnishings & home workshops Mary’s birthday: 7/29/1955 = 729+1955 = 2684

600 Technology

Health, agriculture, management, public relations, buildings.

What it says about you:
You are creative and inspired to make the world a better place. You can work hard on something when it catches your interest. Your friends have unique interests in common with you.

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Mary’s Dewey Decimal Section: 013 [Unassigned] Class:
000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

Encyclopedias, magazines, journals and books with quotations.

What it says about you:
You are very informative and up to date. You’re working on living in the here and now, not the past. You go through a lot of changes. When you make a decision you can be very sure of yourself, maybe even stubborn, but your friends appreciate your honesty and resolve.

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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