“If there’s even a slight chance of getting something that will make you happy, risk it. Life’s too short, and happiness is too rare.” ~ A.R. Lucas
Today was the first of three days of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) pre-conference meeting in Lexington. UK Libraries is hosting the conference, and I’ve been working to make it happen for a while now. I had the chance to meet people from around the world that I’ve been corresponding with for a few months, and it was great to put a face with a name (you’ll meet some of them later). But I haven’t done all the work. Meet Frederick Zarndt (left) and Niels Bønding (right). They, along with Ana Krahmer (below), Eric Weig (not pictured), and myself made up the international IFLA committee. They not only answered all my questions with humor and grace, but they have helped me and the local committee pull off an excellent conference. We have had a blast along the way, too. So, when I had a chance to nab the classic Ko selfie with the boys, I took it. And Ana, gosh, where do I start with her awesomeness? She recently finished her PhD all while building a newspaper collection at the University of North Texas that is second to none. I’m proud of her. I love and admire Ana, Niels, and Frederick. They’re my people and I’m blessed to be a part of something wonderful with them.