Hear What the 2022 Literacy Awards Winners and Honorees Have to Say: Literacy Awards Successful Practices Live Webinar Series Begins December 15!

This post is by Judy Lee and Celia Roskin of the Library of Congress.

On International Literacy Day in September, the Library of Congress announced the 2022 Literacy Award winners and honorees.

In December, the top three 2022 Literacy Awards prize winners will kick off a five-part webinar series showcasing this year’s winning organizations’ successful literacy practices.

Literacy Awards Winner logo and image from Street child of a young girl

Street Child, 2022 David M. Rubenstein Prize Winner

Educators, librarians, literacy professionals, and members of the general public are invited to attend these virtual events, which will occur between December 2022 and April 2023. Participants will be encouraged to engage in the discussion and share questions, ideas, and their own successful practices before the live events by emailing [email protected] and during the live events via chat.

The first of the monthly panel-style discussions will feature representatives from Street Child (2022 David M. Rubenstein Prize Winner), Make Way for Books (2022 American Prize Winner), and Young African Refugees for Integral Development (2022 International Prize Winner).  It will be on Thursday, December 15, 2023, from 1:00PM EST to 2:30PM EST. Lee Ann Potter, Director of the Library’s Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office, will serve as moderator.

2022 marks the tenth year that the Library has recognized nonprofit organizations for their outstanding educational programs that promote literacy and reading in the United States and abroad. Through the generous support of philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, the Literacy Awards Program has awarded more than 150 literacy champions in the United States and around the world since 2013.

Images of five people who participated in last years' seminars. Top Row (Left to Right): Don Vu, Ph.D., Literacy Awards Advisory Board Member and Moderator; Caitlin Baron, CEO of Luminos Fund, 2021 International Prize Winner; British Robinson, President and CEO of Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, 2021 Successful Practice Honoree; Bottom Row (Left to Right): Eric Nesheim, Executive Director of Literacy Minnesota, 2021 Successful Practice Honoree; and Constance Gully, President and CEO of Parents as Teachers National Center, 2021 American Prize Winner.

From the 2021 Literacy Awards Webinar Series: Literacy Education Beyond the Classroom Event held on January 13, 2022 Top Row (Left to Right): Don Vu, Ph.D., Literacy Awards Advisory Board Member and Moderator; Caitlin Baron, CEO of Luminos Fund, 2021 International Prize Winner; British Robinson, President and CEO of Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, 2021 Successful Practice Honoree; Bottom Row (Left to Right): Eric Nesheim, Executive Director of Literacy Minnesota, 2021 Successful Practice Honoree; and Constance Gully, President and CEO of Parents as Teachers National Center, 2021 American Prize Winner.

To learn more about this year’s Literacy Awards Winners and Honorees, view the 2022 Winners and Honorees video available on the Library’s website as well as the 2022 Literacy Awards Story Map.

To learn more and register for each webinar, explore the following links:

      • December 15, 2022; 1:00-2:30PM EST: 2022 Top Three Award Winners

Registration: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_GoZI6c-BTk6AATwbHAy2gw

      • January 19, 2023; 3:00-4:30PM EST: Nurturing Partnerships

Registration: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_xSGmj2bzQsS50ZxchadlSg

      • February 16, 2023; 3:00-4:30PM EST: Engaging Local Communities

Registration: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_OFTr1YXxTcyd89heuRaO6g

      • March 16, 2023; 3:00-4:30PM EST: Promoting a Culture of Reading

Registration: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_MtCzk9ewTe29ZI6WmxMRtg

      • April 20, 2023; 3:00-4:30PM EST: Advancing Adult Literacy in the U.S.

Registration: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_FGu-8NOkQ0OnFqwYjyispQ

For additional information about the Literacy Awards Program, please visit //www.loc.gov/programs/library-of-congress-literacy-awards/about-this-program/.