2013 was a wonderful year full of unforgettable partnerships, events, conversations and all around work promoting reading, access to information, continuing professional education, and services to multiethnic populations. The end of the year saw me teaching, guest speaking at conferences, and attending the midyear meeting of the IFLA Governing Board in The Hague. Here, below, is a photo of the current Governing Board which is composed by a fantastic group of international librarians.
I am grateful for friends, colleagues and library lovers from around the world who made my 2013 an amazing year. First, huge thanks to colleagues members of IFLA in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North, Central and South America for their confidence and for electing me to serve on the IFLA Governing Board. Also, big thanks to members of the American Library Association for electing me to serve on the ALA Council for another term.
Special thanks to many colleagues in countries visited during 2013 such as Dominican Republic, Mexico, Germany, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and Panama where I spoke and taught on behalf of Information New Wave. I am also grateful for amazing colleagues across the USA and specially those in Tennessee, New Jersey, New York, Florida, and Illinois for their unwavering library love. I treasured being part of Boards such as the Access to Learning Award Advisory Committee for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation\ Global Libraries, Library Advisory Board of Praeger an imprint of ABC-Clio, and the Public Libraries Advisory Board as well as working with colleagues on a number of committees, round tables and other groups. It is a joy to work with such dedicated colleagues. Here’s to another year! On ward!