May 20, 2013
The Library of Congress offers many exciting opportunities for those seeking employment, internships or fellowships, or volunteer positions. Learn about all of these opportunities and working for the federal government in the following sections.
What’s a job at the Library of Congress like? It is an opportunity to work in the nation’s oldest cultural institution with programs that provide one-of-a-kind national resources and services to the Congress and the American people. The Library is the world's largest collection of knowledge in almost all languages and formats, the best record of American private sector creativity, and the leading American public institution in both preserving information on the internet and sharing collections online. With nearly a hundred different job types our work is diverse and challenging. We look for employees with a wide range of skills and professions who will share and help shape our mission. Whatever your aspirations, the Library of Congress is a great place to build a career. We offer:
- Excellent benefits
- Training and development opportunities
- A chance to work with experts in your field
- Student loan repayment program
- A family-friendly workplace
- Flexible work schedules including telework
- Transit subsidies
Learn more about job opportunities and the benefits of working at the Library of Congress in the following sections:
Who is the Library Looking For?
The Library is hiring! View current job openings.
Learn More About the Library
How Do I…?
- Create a Federal Style Resume?
- Learn About Citizenship Requirements for Federal Employment?
- Access the Background Form for Federal Employment?
- Learn More About the Library?
- Contact someone in Human Resources?
Learn about the organizational units that make up the Library of Congress.
Congressional Research Service
CRS serves the Congress by providing comprehensive and reliable legislative research and analysis that are timely, objective, authoritative, and confidential, contributing to an informed national legislature.
The Copyright Office promotes creativity and innovation by administering the U.S. copyright law, which provides writers, artists, and other authors with the freedom and economic incentive to develop original creative works. In so doing, copyright enriches the cultural output of the nation.
Law Library of Congress
Congress established its Law Library in 1832 to provide ready access to reliable legal materials. The primary mission of the Law Library of Congress is to provide Congress with authentic and authoritative research on foreign, international and comparative law, and a wide range of legal reference services. The Law Library has grown over the years to become the world's largest law library, with an international collection of more than 3 million volumes spanning the ages and covering nearly every jurisdiction in the world.
Library Services develops and preserves the Library's uniquely rich and universal collections, which document the recorded history and creativity of the American people in almost all media and formats, and which record the world's knowledge in some 470 languages. Library Services acquires, organizes, provides access to, maintains, secures, and preserves the largest library in the world.
Office of the Librarian
The Office of the Librarian has overall management responsibility for the Library and carries out certain executive functions of the Library. It includes The Office of the Chief Financial Officer; The Office of the General Counsel; The Congressional Relations Office; The Office of Communications; The Development Office; and The Office of Special Events and Public Programs.
Office of Strategic Initiatives
The Office of Strategic Initiatives supports the Library’s mission in several ways: by directing the national program for long-term preservation of digital cultural assets; leading a collaborative institution-wide effort to develop consolidated plans for our digital future; and integrating the delivery of information technology services.
Office of Support Operations
Support Operations is made up of several offices that provide essential infrastructure services to the entire Library. These include: The Office of Opportunity, Inclusiveness and Compliance; Integrated Support Services (which has a variety of diverse responsibilities including space planning and utilization, occupational safety and health, records management, and more); Human Resources Services; The Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness; and The Office of Contracts and Grants Management.
Other offices that operate independently of individual service units but are within the Library's organizational structure are listed here. These offices offer a variety of career opportunities. To learn more access the link(s) provided.
Library of Congress Benefits Package
The Library offers employees a great benefits package. Employees have the opportunity to choose from a variety of programs designed to suit their lifestyle, such as:
Compensation – a competitive compensation program
Retirement- Long terms savings and investment program through Thrift Savings Plan, Basic Annuity
Low Cost Life Insurance- through Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance
Paid Time Off – Annual Leave (13-26 days per year), Sick Leave (13 days per year), Paid Holidays (10 per year), Family Medical Leave, Compensatory Time, Family Friendly Leave
Other Benefits - Credit Union, Federal Transit Subsidy, Health Clinic, Cafeteria, Employee Assistance, Wellness/Fitness Facility, Cultural Events and Professional Activities.
Learn about special internship and fellowship programs that could lead to full-time employment with the Library of Congress.
View a list of all compensated and volunteer programs that meet your personal requirements.