One of the surefire ways of showing dedication to a job is by devoting more personal time to it. Time is a valuable commodity and a limited resource for everyone. When an employee is willing to give up his personal time, it's one of the best ways to show devotion. The most obvious way to work overtime is by coming in early or staying late. Extra hours can also entail volunteering for special assignments or agreeing to be on call 24/7 for after-hours customer inquiries. While it's necessary to still draw boundaries so that an employee isn't burning himself out, giving a little extra here and there definitely shows dedication to work.
This dissertation is dedicated to the friendship and memory of
Jill Huntley. She was a fellow doctoral candidate at Columbia who
encouraged me in this study and, over a number of years, she and her
husband, Eugene McDowell, facilitated my research by sharing their
Washington home with me when I needed a place to stay in the
District. Jill's strength and faith during the last year of her
life gave me a new appreciation for the meaning and importance of
friendship. She lived her life well, acting upon her spiritual
beliefs conscientiously by assisting both friends and strangers in
need. She faced her too early death bravely. During her terminal
illness she managed to complete her dissertation. Her example kept
me working when I wanted to give up.
My thanks and appreciation to Paul N. Banks for persevering with
me as my advisor through out the time it took me to complete this
research and write the dissertation. The inspiration for doing the
research came from the advanced degree program he headed in
Preservation Administration at Columbia University. The program was
one of the most important and formative experiences in my life. I
am grateful as well to Steven A. Rittenberg and Stuart Brent for
coordinating and overseeing the administrative concerns that made it
possible for me to complete my degree from a geographical distance
of 6,000 miles.
The members of my dissertation committee, Norbert Baer, Paul
Benthel, Janet Gertz, and Norman Weiss, have generously given their
time and expertise to better my work. I thank them for their
contribution and their good-natured support.
I am grateful to many persons who shared their memories and
experiences, especially the Barrow family, Gregory Minnick of the
Barrow Restoration Shop, and William K. Wilson from the National
Archives and Records Administration. Thomas E. Conroy generously
shared his meticulous research and insights that supported and
expanded my own work. His conclusions gave me the courage to
challenge the common beliefs about the nature of Barrow's work and
contribution to the science of paper chemistry.
I must acknowledge as well the many friends, colleagues,
students, teachers, archivists, and other librarians who assisted,
advised, and supported my research and writing efforts over the
years. Especially, I need to express my gratitude and deep
appreciation to Tesse and Gene Santoro whose friendship,
hospitality, knowledge, and wisdom have supported, enlightened, and
entertained me over the many years of our friendship. They have
consistently helped me keep perspective on what is important in life
and shown me how to deal with reality.
My thanks must go also to Althea and William Walton of Richmond,
Virginia for their hospitality. I thank the archivists and
librarians at the Virginia Historical Society, the Library of the
National Forest Products Institute, the Library of the Technical
Association for the Pulp and Paper Industry, Mariners Museum Library
and Archives, and the Agriculture Library of the University of
Wisconsin, Madison, for their research assistance and their
I am grateful too for the support and advise from my faculty
colleagues in library schools. I need to thank especially Larry N.
Osborne from the Library and Information Science Program of the
University of Hawaii who offered unflagging support and wise advice.
Thanks also to Darlene Weingand from the School of Library and
Information Science of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, for
encouragement and emotional support during the home stretch.
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Other than the dedication, students will have another chance to recognize the people who helped them with the paper. In the acknowledgments section of the dissertation, students will need to recognize the professors, advisers, librarians, committee and researchers who made the dissertation possible. While some of these individuals may be directly involved in the process, others may be included in the acknowledgments for their morale support. A supportive spouse or parent may be included on occasion. Additionally, students should keep in mind all of the librarians at different archives and research assistants who helped with the research. While the committee members should be included for political reasons, the librarians and researchers should be acknowledged because they actually contributed to the completion of the dissertation.