International librarians’ flashmob – A tribute to Ulysses

The World Library and Information Congress (IFLA-WLIC) 2022 in Dublin, is an opportunity for librarians from many countries of the world to discover Ireland, Dublin, their culture and their literature.

In order to pay tribute to the importance of Irish literature in the world literature, IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group and the Library Association of Ireland organize a short flashmob where librarians are invited to read out an excerpt of James Joyce’s Ulysses in their own language. We will have paper sheets with the text of an except but bring your own copy if you can! (because books are beautiful)

Feel welcome to come and participate on Monday July 24th at 10:45 on Library Square!

The performance will include 3 times :

1. Preparation

From 10:45 to 10:55, we will provide participants with instructions and with linguistic versions of an excerpt of Ulysses.

2. Walking

From 10:55 to 10:59, we will go to some corner of the square and wait until it’s 11:00.

3. Reading

From 11:00 to 11:05, participants will walk to the square and/or the lawn and read out an excerpt of Ulysses in English or in their own language while walking.
During that time, some designated members and some photographs or journalists may take pictures and film the reading.


🇬🇧 English – Text 1

🇬🇧 English – Text 2

🇬🇧 English – Text 3

🇩🇪 German – Text 1

🇭🇺 Hungarian – Text 1

🇭🇷 Croatian – Text 1

🇫🇷 French – Text 1

🇫🇷 French – Text 2

🇫🇷 French – Text 3

Join us at WLIC!

The New Professional SIG is excited to announce its activities in WLIC! 

23-24 July, Saturday and Sunday


This year, we are meeting in the beautiful DLR LexIcon Library on Saturday July 23rd. You will get a chance to learn more about NPSIG activities, have a chat with our IFLA-president, Barbara Lison, and have a tour of LexIcon Library. Other activities on this day include our SkillCamp where we will learn new skills from each other and have lively discussions about everything we love about the libraries.
Our second day, Sunday July 24th, is spent outdoors. We will be walking around in Dublin, seeing exciting sights and having fun.

25 July, Monday

10:45-11:15 Ulysses Reading Flashmob

We will simply read a few pages of James Joyce’s Ulysses in Library Square near Trinity College Library (on Library Square). We will have paper sheets with the text of an except but bring your own copy if you can!

Organized with Library Association of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin.

Facebook event:

One of our previous flashmobs:

19:00 Have a drink with us at our Happy Hour on Monday at 7 pm in The Duke Pub on Duke Street in Dublin!

Facebook event:

26 July, Tuesday

14:45-16:15 Session 076: “Digital Skills on Fire Workshop”

Room: Wicklow Hall 1

Organizers: Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, New Professionals Special Interest Group
Come and learn how to create, use, and share some of the multimedia forms. You will also see how synthetic media applications are used to manipulate audiovisual content and tools that are used to spread misinformation.

27 July, Wednesday

8:30-10:00 Session 091: “Empowering Library Leaders and Diversity Worldwide”

Room: Liffey A

Organizers: Management of Library Associations Section, New Professionals SIG

We will talk about how different countries or communities define ‘leadership’ and how we can better support new and emerging professionals to take up leadership roles.

11:00 – 12:30

Session 106 New Professionals SIG Business Meeting

Room: Ecocem

Organizers: NPSIG members

You can learn more about our group and activities and get to know us better.

28 July, Thursday

10:00-11:00 Talking Stick Session

Wicklow Meeting Room 4

Topic: If you were a new professional again, how would you like to start in a library profession

Empowering Library Leaders and Diversity Worldwide

MLAS and NPSIG hosted a great series of webinars about library leaders and diversity. You can watch all 6 of them here: MLAS/NPSIG Webinars-Empowering Library Leaders and Diversity Worldwide

The webinars aim to empower new library leaders and foster diversity in the profession. Speakers from different IFLA regional divisions were invited to these webinars to share their experience and speak about the opportunities available for new library leaders in the six different regions. Don’t miss these webinars!

Recommendation: IFLA SET Training School

Hi librarians! We’re coming with an interesting initiative which will be organised after IFLA WLIC 2022 in Dublin. It is the IFLA SET Training School!

This free event will be held on 29-30 July in University College Dublin (UCD) as a form of post-conference satellite at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2022 in Dublin, Ireland.

Main organisers are the IFLA Section Education and Training (SET),which you probably know from webinar series for LIS students, and University College Dublin (UCD). They are working on the agenda now but we can say a little more about the aims of this event.

If you attend the IFLA SET Training School, you will have a possibility to share your experience according to LIS education (school programs and projects) and how to adapt them to our future, IFLA Global Vision and libraries. It promises to be an interesting conference!

More info on the IFLA website (link here) and IFLA SET social media channels (@iflaset).

Photo by Leandro Neumann Ciuffo from

What is IFLACamp?

In case you’re wondering what we do at IFLACamp…

IFLACamp is the famous un-conference arranged by NPSIG 2 days before IFLA Congress. This year, we are holding our IFLACamp on July 23rd and 24th.

On the first day, we will have discussions, choose our topics together, and have a skillcamp to learn new skills. We will be meeting in the beautiful DLR Lexlcon Libraries in Dublin. We are also going to have some famous people join us! On the second day, we will tour Dublin together and have fun.

Wondering why you should come to IFLACamp? Here are some good reasons:

It’s free!
It’s fun!
You’ll learn new skills.
You’ll get to know librarians from all over the world in a relaxing environment.
We can tour Dublin together.
You can learn more about NPSIG and maybe join our team!

All you need to do is register here (before June 13th):

NPSIG has held 7 IFLACamps so far. See what we’ve done before: