We would like to invite you to participate in the 14th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference 2022 (QQML International Conference) . It can be interesting for the whole library community to share theses events that encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience among professionals.

All the necessary information regarding the conference is provided below:

It is our pleasure to invite you in Athens city (24-27 May, 2022) for the 14th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2022,  www.qqml.org ) which is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology).  

The conference invites Special and Contributed Sessions, Oral Papers, Best Practices, Workshops and Posters.

Details about the types of distribution please visit:  www.qqml.org/description-of-the-contribution/  

Plenary talks, Workshops and Special Sessions are included in the related page of the website  www.qqml.org

Because of the uncertain times we live the conference will be hybrid this year: Physically and virtually organized. This choice faces the challenges of the visa denial, virus pandemics etc.

 All necessary precautions will be taken into account and will be applied (limited numbers, masks, distance, vaccine, tests…).                                                                                                                                      

Target Group

The target group and the audience are library professionals in a more general sense: professors, researchers, students, administrators, stakeholders, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers, information scientists, librarians, records managers, web developers, IT specialists, taxonomists, statisticians, marketing managers, philologist, subject and reference librarians et al. 

Main theme: “Measuring of reading and literacy in future libraries: transformation and innovation” 

Sub- themes:

  • New ICTs and their influence on everyday life of libraries:
    • Artificial intelligence: Librarians and users experience
    • Blockchain
    • Agile
    • Library Information systems, coalitions, networks
  • Sustainable Development Goals:
    • Green libraries
    • Political, economic and social inclusion
    • Strategies and initiatives
    • Measurement and impact analysis
  • Social Μedia and the marketing:
    • Digital literacy
    • Media literacy
    • Users behaviour
    • Communication
  • Future
    • Expanded boundaries
      New generation of services
      Innovative synergies and collaborations
  • Library theory and research: New theories, models and frameworks in LIS
  • Collection management:
    • Google age and young people in libraries
    • Public access and open access
    • E-scholarship
    • Academic and research libraries

Free discussion seminar/ webinar
Library Performance Indices

Organizer: Markku A. Laitinen, Planning Officer, The National Library of Finland.

Short introduction lecture and free discussion in small groups and compilation of the work groups results in common session.

This is preceded by an advance task => We know this as Me-We-Us method.


·         Special Sessions

·         Workshops

·         Master theses separate session

·         PhD students with separate session

At the web page: www.qqml.org/call-of-proposals/  you may send proposals:

1.            For Special Sessions (4-6 papers),

2.            Workshops (more than 1-3 sessions) including the title and a brief description at:  secretar@isast.org or from the electronic submission

3.            Abstracts/Papers to be included in the proposed sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers.

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways

a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;

b. full papers (not exceeding 12,000 words);

c. posters.

In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference: www.qqml.org/registration/ .

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page: www.qqml.org/call-of-proposals/

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines that are located in the above link.

All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the QQML e- journal after the permission of the author(s).

The QQML e-  journal moved to www.qqml-journal.net

QQML 2022 Important Dates

Abstract submissions: January 15, 2022 (extension to 15th of February!!!)
Notification of acceptance two weeks after submission.
Deadline Paper Submission:
1st of May 2022 (optional)
Deadline Presentation Submission:
1st of May  2022
Early bird Registration:
up to 1st of March  2022