Roger, when I finished my undergraduate degree 3 years ago, I attended
commencement with an 83-year young woman who had completed her
undergraduate degree. Also, many universities offer classes for free
for those over 65 on an audit basis. I don't know all the requirements
and you won't be able to get a degree, but you might inquire with your
local university. It might be fun to sit in on some classes and younger
students generally respect the real world experience of older students.
Steven C. Barr wrote:
> From: "Lisa Lobdell" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Roger, I couldn't agree more. But, if you want the archivist job so
>> badly, why not go back to school and get the degree(s) like I did.
>> My "questionable" real world experience involves raising 4 children,
>> working in a variety of jobs, and helping my husband open and run 3
>> thriving businesses since he retired 6 years ago. Which is probably
>> why my resume, and not those of my younger classmates, was forwarded
>> to the organization where I am now interning.
>> Roger Kulp wrote:
>>> I had always thought there ought to be a way to apply knowledge
>>> acquired as a collector to an archival job.Why is someone with six
>>> years of college, a library science degree,and questionable real
>>> world experience better than someone with thirty or forty years
>>> experience as an advanced collector, and started as a child, as most
>>> of us did,but have no such degree?
> Well, for one thing, I'm now 67.5 years of age...so I can't be sure I
> would live long
> enough to GET the requisite degree?! For another, my pension income would
> fall well short of re-attending university.
> Note, however, that I DO maintain a significant shellac archive; my
> problem is finding the necessary milk boxes...?! I've already
> one of my main goals; I occasionally see "According to Barr..." on both
> 78-L and/or ARSCLIST, when the date of a disc is under discussion...!
> Steven C. Barr