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The librarians are coming!

The world’s most important international library conference will be held at the Convention Centre Dublin 26th-29th July.

The World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) is organised by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the largest global library organisation representing tens of thousands of libraries and librarians worldwide.

This will be the first time Ireland has hosted the event, and the first in-person IFLA Congress since 2019. It will attract 2,000 delegates from more than 100 countries, making it the largest global library conferencein 2022.

The conference is organised in association with the Library Association of Ireland. It enjoys local and national Government support, engagement from librarians across all sectors, plus great commitment and enthusiasm throughout the country. The event will facilitate the exchange of experience and best practice at the local, regional and international level, thereby providing useful insights and comparisons to advance innovation in libraries across the world.

Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson will give the Keynote address at the Opening Ceremony, on 26th July. This will be followed by three days of discussions and exhibitions, plus a full day of visits to libraries across Ireland.

Media Literacy will be included in a number of sessions, with MLI itself contributing a presentation about its work on 28th July.

The Congress promises to be a week-long celebration of libraries and all they offer. So many librarians in town will surely be noticed!