IFLA WLIC 2016 delegates came together on Sunday, 14 August 2016 for the official opening of the 2016 World Library and Information Congress. During the opening ceremony, delegates were introduced to the history and culture of Columbus and the United States through music, dance and pageantry. The theme of the opening ceremony, "Invention and Innovation" focused on the intersection of science, industry and information.
Segment One: Ohio Famous Firsts
Segment Two: America’s Famous Firsts and Through the Eyes of the Inventor
Segment Three: Road Trip across America and its Iconic Libraries
Welcome to the United States