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Subject: Conservation of our own careers

Conservation of our own careers

From: Joyce Hill Stoner <jhstoner>
Date: Friday, August 18, 2000
In the past I have given presentations on "the aging of
conservators" and what we can do to conserve our hands, eyes, and
memory.  I am now working on a presentation about conservation of
our careers.  For several previous presentations I have found the
ConsDist route to be an excellent way to gather frank reactions and
case studies. Could anyone who is interested or willing answer all
or part of the following:

    What about your daily life as a conservator causes you the most

    Have you thought about seeking an alternative career?  If so,

    What part of your day do you enjoy the most?

    What part of your job demands would you most like to assign to
    someone else?

    Have you worked in different venues?  (e.g. private lab, museum,
    regional lab)  Observations re. differences would be *very*

    What was missing from your original training that you've had to
    teach yourself?

    Can you see yourself doing what you're doing now until you're 90
    years old, as a number of colleagues have done?

    Do you know someone who has left the profession who might be
    willing to discuss the reasons for such a decision?

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