(The following is a guest post by Guy Lamolinara, communications officer in the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.)
The Library of Congress Literacy Awards program is having a party. The party is on Twitter and it will recognize the importance of promoting literacy and all those individuals and organizations dedicated to increasing the population of readers worldwide.
You are invited to participate in a Twitter Chat about the Library of Congress Literacy Awards on Wednesday, March 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. Follow @LibraryCongress and use the hashtag #PromoteLiteracy to join the conversation.
Please let us know if you are planning to participate and which Twitter handle you will use. Please also feel free to share this information with your networks and anyone interested in literacy.
The chat is an opportunity to find out how others are working to increase literacy. You can make some new contacts and join in the overall celebratory atmosphere.
The Library of Congress Literacy Awards program is currently accepting applications for prizes of $150,000 (Rubenstein Prize) and $50,000 each (International and American prizes). The deadline is March 31, so there is still time to apply. For more information, go to read.gov/literacyawards/.
Bring your success stories, as well as questions, to the party! We look forward to hearing from you.