Library of Congress Celebrates Successful Literacy Practices with 2022 Literacy Award Winners
Literacy Leaders Share Tips and Resources in Video, Story Map and Webinar Series
In celebration of the 2022 Literacy Awards winners and honorees, the Library of Congress will present a five-part webinar series to begin next month. A video and Story Map that are now available explore the impact of this year’s winners and honorees on individuals around the world through their successful literacy programs.
The free, live webinar series will begin on Dec. 15, 2022, with a panel-style discussion featuring representatives from this year’s top Literacy Award prize winners, Street Child (London, United Kingdom), Make Way for Books (Tucson, Arizona) and Young African Refugees for Integral Development (Kampala, Uganda). The panel will include an opportunity for audience Q&A.
Subsequent webinars will feature this year’s Successful Practice Honorees discussing themes such as promoting a culture of reading, advancing adult literacy in the United States and nurturing partnerships in the nonprofit literacy world.
Webinar Series Schedule
Dec. 15, 2022, 1 - 2:30 p.m. EST: 2022 Top Three Award Winners
Join for a conversation with this year’s top three Literacy Awards Program winners. This session will be moderated by Lee Ann Potter, director of Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives at the Library, and will feature panelists from the following organizations:
- Street Child (2022 David M. Rubenstein Prize Winner)
- Make Way for Books (2022 American Prize Winner)
- Young African Refugees for Integral Development (2022 International Prize Winner)
Register for the first webinar here: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_GoZI6c-BTk6AATwbHAy2gw
Jan. 19, 2023, 3 - 4:30 p.m. EST: Nurturing Partnerships
Panelists from International Literacy Development and World Education discuss nurturing partnerships amongst nonprofit literacy organizations. Register here.
Feb. 16, 2023, 3 – 4:30 p.m. EST: Engaging Local Communities
Panelists from Concern Worldwide, DREAM and Impact Network discuss successful practices in engaging and adapting to local community literacy needs. Register here.
March 16, 2023, 3 – 4 p.m. EST: Promoting a Culture of Reading
Panelists from DIBS for Kids, Kids Read Now, ReadWorks and ServeMinnesota/Reading Corps discuss successful practices in promoting a culture of reading. Register here.
April 20, 2023, 3 – 4:30 p.m. EST: Advancing Adult Literacy in the U.S.
Panelists from Literacy Achieves, Literacy Action and Literacy Network discuss advancing adult literacy in the United States. Register here.
Additional information about the awards and previous winners are available at https://www.loc.gov/programs/library-of-congress-literacy-awards/about-this-program/.
Over the past decade, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, through the generous support of philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, has awarded more than $3 million in prizes to over 150 institutions working in 38 countries.
The Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program is administered by the Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office, a unit of the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement at the Library of Congress. The center seeks to connect diverse communities to the Library’s collections and services, enabling and inspiring them to engage, learn and create.
David M. Rubenstein is the co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group. He is a major benefactor of the Library of Congress and the chairman of the Library’s lead donor group, the James Madison Council.
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