Wednesday 27 July: ALIA President Vicki Edmunds is in Dublin for the IFLA 87th World Library and Information Congress. Read her highlights from the first day.
Today was the Opening Ceremony in the huge auditorium of Dublin Conference Centre. 2,100 delegates from over 100 countries were welcomed by representatives of the IFLA governing body. What impressed me during this welcome was that every delegate used their own language to welcome and outline their section – an inclusive approach and a beautiful one to see. The languages included (besides English) Gaelic, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Dutch