“And here you are living despite it all.” ~ Rupi Kaur
I’d like you to meet my long-time friends Sue Kellerman and Karen Estlund. I’ve known Sue for nearly as long as I’ve been at UK. She’s one of America’s top preservation librarians, and she’s been involved with IFLA for as long as I’ve known her. She very wisely recruited Karen to work with her at Penn State. I met Karen years ago when she had just taken over the newspaper program at Oregon after helping run the Utah Newspaper program. Now, she’s with Sue at Penn State. Karen gave an impassioned keynote address at today’s IFLA News Media session. I wanted to stand up and yell ‘Amen’, but I thought better of it in the end. But I love people who are passionate about what they do, and Karen fits the bill. Karen and Sue: a dynamic duo, and two extremely smart people with a sense of humor. I’m proud to call them friends.