Visitors to Trinity College Dublin's front square were greeted with an unusual sight when librarians from around the world participated in a James Joyce-inspired flash mob.
Around 50 librarians read out an excerpt of Joyce's Ulysses in their own language while walking through the square.
The flash mob was a curtain raiser to the World Library and Information Congress 2022, which gets under way in Dublin tomorrow.
Here's something you don’t see - or hear - every day. Librarians from around the world participating in a flash mob in Trinity College Dublin. The 50-strong group read from James Joyce’s 'Ulysses’ - aloud and in their own language - ahead of an international conference tomorrow pic.twitter.com/Qidm1fOjlX— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 25, 2022
The world's most important international library conference is expected to attract more than 2,000 delegates from more than 110 countries, making it the largest global library conference this year.
Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson will give the conference's keynote address.
This will be followed by three days of talks, workshops and exhibitions on topics ranging from Library History to Artificial Intelligence.
A full day of visits to libraries throughout Ireland is included in the programme, while a speaker from Ukraine will also discuss the current state of libraries in the war-torn country.