Every time we open our eyes, we read, and reading is not just reading the words on the paper. It is so much more! We read other people’s facial expressions every day. We read signs on the streets. We read paintings. We read music with our ears. We read pixels on computer and mobile screens. We read emotions, movements, what kind of clothes other people wear, and so much more! Reading is a must-have basic skill in modern society, but even in today’s society there are people who are not able to read due to various reasons. Reading is one of the ways how we learn new, old, useful, or not so useful information in our daily lives. Reading can make us smarter or sometimes on the contrary. Reading is one of the things which brings us closer to each other.

We present three sub-themes to you: Reading Skills, Habits, and Communication; Memory Institutions; Technological solutions.


Everyone has their own reading habits. They can differ from person to person or from country to country. There are different ways of reading, just like each country has its own way of singing folk songs or telling fairy tales.


• Reading promotion
• Users’ information behavior
• Reading motivation
• Home library
• Alternative reading
• Reading values
• Influence of time and place on reading
• Perception and psychology of reading
• Lifelong learning
• Unconscious reading
• Digital communication
• Multilingual users
• Language in subcultures
• Don’t we forget to (really) read?
• …


It is hardly possible to imagine this world without memory institutions. They change our perception of the world around us, how we think about it and even how we feel about ourselves. Memory institutions not only encourage us to see the world as a united system, but also show us how to understand it, how to read it.


• Changing role of librarians in modern society
• Information literacy and media literacy
• Emergent literacy, early literacy
• Reading difficulties and bibliotherapy, and other therapies
• User groups and communities
• Social inclusion
• Librarian competencies and terminology
• Stock management
• Users and community
• Image of memory institutions
• Open libraries
• The future of memory institutions
• …


The potential of today’s world is controlled through technology by humans. We have created so many different kinds of technological possibilities. But can everyone use these opportunities? Can everyone everywhere successfully interact with technologies and use them to make this world a better place?


• Interactive reading
• Social Reading and Social media
• Tools, formats, data
• Copyright
• Gaming, gamification
• ICT user experience
• Self-publication
• Internet of things
• Open Access
• Online Education
• …