Critically acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson to appear on LibLearnX

CHICAGO – One of the country’s most acclaimed authors, Jacqueline Woodson, has joined the exciting list of theater speakers at LibLearnX: the library learning experience, January 21-24, 2022.

Author of over 30 books for young adults, middle school students and adults, Woodson will discuss his new children’s books. “The World Was Ourselves”, available May 2022, a tribute to her own childhood and the celebration of the joy and freedom of summer in the city, and “The Year We Learned to Fly”, available in January 2022, the long-awaited companion to “The Day You Begin,” which features a bored brother and sister whose grandmother advises them to: “Use your beautiful and brilliant minds. Raise your arms, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and believe in one thing.

Woodson is a four-time Newbery Laureate and a three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. She is also a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship; Sibert Medal; National Book Prize; NAACP Image Award; Children’s Literature Heritage Award; Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award; Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award; and the Hans Christian Andersen Prize, the highest international honor awarded to a children’s author. In 2015, she was named the Poet Laureate for Young People by the Poetry Foundation, and in 2018, she received the Children’s Literature Legacy Award (then known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award) and was named the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for the youth. Literature.

An impressive list of speakers will be continually updated throughout the registration period.

LibLearnX is a four-day virtual learning conference that invites ALA members, ALA student members, and international members to contribute to the conversation and participate in learning and networking activities over time. real. Designed as an active learning experience, LibLearnX offers a variety of “session types” in assorted “topics” that support a range of teaching methods. You will explore experiential learning – “learning by doing”. From hands-on workshops to informal “small” offerings, participants can create a schedule that matches your learning style and goals. Discover the list of education sessions, with more to add.

The LLX Marketplace will host exhibitors offering the latest titles, cutting edge technologies and core services for ALA members.

Additional learning features include ShopTalks, Learning Labs and Accelerators and will support a range of teaching methods to give participants control over setting priorities and choosing content, materials and methods to suit their styles and goals. learning. Over 120 training sessions will be organized on a wide variety of topics, including books and authors; Equity, diversity and inclusion; Career development and leadership; Community awareness and partnerships; Digital equity; Mental health, technological innovation; and more.

Receive updates from the 2022 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience Website and follow it hashtag #LibLearnX and social networks: ALA Twitter, ALA Facebook, and Instagram.

Media interested in registering for the session can contact Macey Morales, Deputy Director, ALA Communications and Marketing Office at [email protected]

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