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The voice of Libraries in Europe!

The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations is an independent umbrella association of library, information, documentation and archive associations and institutions in Europe.

"Lobbying for Libraries"


Date: 24 January 2018 to 26 January 2018
Location: Riga, Latvia

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.


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