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Re: [BKARTS] Changing to preservation

I wanted to avoid responding to Dorothy on the list, but I'd like to put an end to this thread.

I merely asked about how a person with my education might get a foot in the door--I have no intentions of "vaulting" myself into a position I didn't earn.

And thanks to the constructive and positive encouragement I received directly from folks on this list.


Book_Arts-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I learned a long time ago that in order to supervise (also train)
> anyone in repair and preservation, I had to be able to do it myself.
> Just knowing the techniques of repair was not adequate, which became
> obvious as questions needed answers.  The answers had better be good
> ones, because the wrong ones have long consequences.  And there is no
> manual of routines written that will cover it all.  Learn the work,
> learn to think.
> Dorothy is absolutely right.
> Carol
> Eugene, OR
> ----
> On Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at 05:38 AM, Dorothy Africa wrote:
> > I am sure neither of the posters to the list on this topic intended to
> > be
> > insulting, but those of us who have spent a challenging and deeply
> > rewarding sojourn at the bench need not be dismissed as 'techs' who
> > can be
> > lightly passed over by those intent on vaulting into a career in
> > preservation on the basis of having an MLS.   Learn the work, damn it.
> >

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