IFLA New Professionals remember Bob McKee as a dear friend.
We were fortunate to receive his absolute support from the very beginning of our group. In 2004 when the NPSIG was established at a session during the IFLA Congress in Buenos Aires, Bob presented an encouraging call to include new professionals on the agenda of library associations and leaders. Bob’s advice represented a significant vote of confidence needed to lift off the concept of an IFLA group including new professionals. Stuart Hamilton, Andrew Cranfield and Loida Garcia-Febo were very appreciative of his advice and support.
For many years after that, Bob participated in the NPSIG programs. He advised us during long conversations in hotel lobbies, cafes and at FAIFE activities. His impact on the group will be remembered for a long time. We will sorely miss Bob.
Our condolences go out to Bob’s family, friends and colleagues at CILIP and the United Kingdom.
IFLA New Professionals SIG