We left for the congress with my colleague Blanka Ellederová a few days earlier, so that we could take part in an interesting tour of London libraries, which was also organized by our brilliant and skilled colleagues from England. It was Friday's Pre-congress Tour.
I had been eagerly looking forward to Congress since being invited to join to Organising Committee as a kind of voice for public libraries. Early in the Committee’s life I became a member of the Social Committee under the capable leadership of John Wagstaff. Although I cannot claim much of a part in setting up the social events programme, I was pleased to be able to assist in their running, once Congress got underway.
The first diary of the 2023 IAML Congress in Cambridge, enthusiastically written by the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Margaret Jones, prompted me to write a short summary of the congress week from my perspective as IAML’s President.
Ik was een paar dagen op een internationaal congres van muziekbibliothecarissen in Cambridge, UK, oftewel samen met 349 andere muziekbibliothecarissen van openbare bibliotheken, universiteitsbibliotheken, orkesten, omroepen, conservatoria, muziekonderzoekscentra etc. etc. van over de hele wereld.