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May 30, 2012

Library of Congress Appoints Junior Fellows to 2012 Summer Internship Program

A panel of Library curators and specialists has selected 38 college students from among more than 600 applicants to participate in the Library’s 2012 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program.

The program is made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson and the James Madison Council, the Library’s private-sector advisory group.

Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, the Junior Fellows explore and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. They are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access standards, information management and digital initiatives. In the past, summer interns have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems in the course of their work, representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets.

During the 10-week paid internship program (May 29-Aug. 3), the interns will inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve and research a backlog of copyright or special-collections material in many different formats in various divisions. The focus of the program is on increasing access to the Library’s collections and raising awareness of the Library’s digital-preservation programs by making them better-known and accessible to members of Congress and researchers, including scholars, students, teachers and the general public.

Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov. For more information about internships and employment at the Library, go to www.loc.gov/hr/employment/.

2012 Class of Junior Fellows Summer Interns

(Name, hometown, college, Library of Congress division assignment)

  • Saul Alpert-Abrams, Harvard, Mass.; Oberlin College; Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Thomas W. Anderson Jr., Byram, Miss.; Mississippi University; Geography and Map Division
  • Sara Butterfass, Howard Lake, Minn.; University of Minnesota, Morris; Preservation, Research and Testing Division
  • Leidy Cook, Oxford, Md.; Drexel University; American Folklife Center
  • Rebecca Cweibel, Mount Kisco, N.Y.; University of Delaware; Music Division
  • Catherine Daniels, Columbia, Md.; Gettysburg College; African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Mariel Dempster, Austin, Texas; Colorado College; Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Jared Dyer, Cheney, Wash.; Brigham Young University; Asian Division
  • Synneva Elthon, Falls Church, Va.; College of William & Mary; Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Camila Escobar-Vredevoogd, Marshall, Va.; University of Virginia; Poetry Office
  • Eleonora Figliuoli, Falls Church, Va.; The College of William & Mary; Hispanic Division
  • Emily Fitzgerald, West Haven, Conn.; University of Melbourne; Serial and Government Publications Division
  • Katherine Flanagan, Raleigh, N.C.; Williams College; Humanities and Social Sciences Division
  • Kassel Galaty, Portland, Ore.; Ohio Wesleyan University; Preservation, Research and Testing Division
  • Emily Graves, Cedar Park, Texas; University of North Carolina at Greensboro; World Digital Library
  • Jodi Griffith, Bloomington, Ind.; Indiana University; European Division
  • Joanna Harkins, McLean, Va.; New York University, Geography and Map Division
  • Brian Horowitz, Silver Spring, Md.; University of Maryland; Science, Technology and Business Division
  • Jacob Houser, Madison, Va.; James Madison University; Motion Picture and Recorded Sound Division
  • Elijah Kane, Cicero, N.Y.; Messiah College; Geography and Map Division
  • Alec Korte, Bowling Green, Ohio; University of Cincinnati; Science, Technology and Business Division
  • Caren Lewis, Stamford, Conn.; Johns Hopkins University; Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Katherine Macica, Chicago, Ill.; Loyola Unversity; Prints and Photographs Division
  • Megan McGinnis, Jefferson City, Mo.; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Copyright Office
  • Matthew Meszaros, Huntington, N.Y.; Syracuse University; Geography and Map Division
  • Kevin Milewski, Williamsburg, Va.; Vanderbilt University; Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Catherine Miller, Loganville, Ga.; Georgia State University; Manuscript Division
  • Samantha A. Norling, Crystal, Minn.; Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis; Manuscript Division
  • Caitlin Oakley, Radford, Va.; College of William & Mary; Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Ashley Prior, Cumberland, R.I.; University of Rhode Island; Young Readers Center, Center for the Book
  • Emily Reynolds, Pleasantville, N.Y.; University of Michigan School of Information; Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Ann Rhee, Los Angeles, Calif.; George Washington University; Asian Division
  • Katherine Rodda, Downingtown, Pa.; Temple University; Motion Picture and Recorded Sound Division
  • Chelcie Rowell, Jackson, Ga.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Kristen Schumacher, Wales, Wisc.; University of Wisconsin; Humanities and Social Sciences Division
  • Caitlin Tormey, Sacramento, Calif.; University of Washington; Young Readers Center, Center for the Book
  • Wesley Verge, Highland Mills, N.Y.; State University of N.Y. at New Paltz; Law Library
  • Marilyn Weiss, Madison, Ohio; Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Collections, Access and Loan Division

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PR 12-111
05/30/12
ISSN 0731-3527

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