From 21 January to 23 January, an international scientific conference "The Vilnius Cyrillic book printing in the European context: research and inventions" devoted to the history of the Cyrillic book printing was held in Vilnius (Lithuania).
The conference held in the Vilnius University Library was attended by researchers, academicians, librarians from the Russian State Library (Moscow), the National Library of Russia (St. Petersburg), the University of Warmia and Mazury (Olsztyn, Poland), the National Library of Bulgaria (Sofia), Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic), the National Library of Ukraine named after V. Vernadsky (Kiev), the Vilnius University Library and the Church of St. Paraskeva (Vilnius).
Head of Bibliology Division of the National Library of Belarus G. Kireeva took part in the work of the conference. She delivered a report "The history of the creation of the Cyrillic book collection at the National Library of Belarus".
The conference also included the presentation of a new catalogue "Cyrillic Book Collection at the Vilnius University Library: 1525–1839" and an exhibition "Nations are naked without books", which displayed a collection of Cyrillic books from the Library and which was held in F. Smuglevich Hall.