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May 27, 2014

Library of Congress Appoints Junior Fellows to 2014 Summer Intern Program

A panel of Library curators and specialists has selected 49 college students from among more than 940 applicants to participate in the Library’s 2014 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program.

The program is made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson and the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund with additional support provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts. A lead gift from H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest, chairman of the Library’s James Madison Council private-sector advisory group, established the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund with major support provided by members of the Council.

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, Junior Fellows have identified in the course of their work hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems, representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets.

During the 10-week paid internship (May 27-Aug. 1), 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 available 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, publications 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/.

2014 Class of Junior Fellows Summer Interns

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

  • Daniel Aherne; Cohasset, Mass.; Georgetown University; Serial and Government Publications Division
  • Carley Altenburger; Oakmont, Pa.; George Mason University; Prints and Photographs Division
  • Katherine Andrews; Manhattan, Kan.; University of Kansas; Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Lindsey Barnick; Fairport, N.Y.; The State University of New York at Stony Brook; Asian Division
  • Erin Bello; Stafford, Va.; Christopher Newport University; Copyright Office
  • Ayana Bowman; Waldorf, Md.; Towson University; Hispanic Division
  • Jasmine Burns; Binghamton, N.Y.; University of Wisconsin−Milwaukee; Prints and Photographs Division
  • Miguel Castro; Santa Ana, Calif.; University of California−Irvine; Hispanic Division
  • Walton Chaney; Amory, Miss.; Mississippi State University; Veterans History Project
  • Arielle Cronig; Shaker Heights, Ohio; Ohio State University; Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access/Asian and Middle Eastern Division
  • Vida Djaghouri; Los Angeles, Calif.; University of North Carolina−Chapel Hill; African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Michelle Dubert-Bellrichard; Cuba City, Wisc.; University of Wisconsin−Madison; Conservation Division
  • Leah Edelman; Silver Spring, Md.; Simmons College; African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Hannah Engler; McLean, Va.; University of Michigan; World Digital Library (Office of the Librarian)
  • Nathan Evans; Glen Ellyn, Ill.; Illinois Wesleyan University; Music Division
  • Julia Fernandez; Newton, Mass.; Smith College; Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Annelouise Finn; St. Louis, Mo.; Boston University; Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Harrison Gage; Spartanburg, S.C.; Mount Holyoke College; Geography and Map Division
  • Laura Hackett; Venice, Fla.; Florida Southern College, Serial and Government Publications Division
  • Yara Edmée Hernández-Vélez; San Juan, P.R.; University of Puerto Rico; Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Timothy (Yoshi) Hill; New York, N.Y.; Hamilton College, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Alicia Humphrey; Paducah, Ky.; University of Louisville; World Digital Library (Office of the Librarian)
  • Marie Keil; Ashland, Ore.; Harvard University; Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Andrea R. Kincaid; Charlotte, N.C.; University of North Carolina−Greensboro; Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Dorie Klein; Newton, Mass.; Smith College; Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Rachel Korykora; Cornwall, N.Y.; George Washington University; Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Amanda Lanzillo; Erie, Pa.; Indiana University−Bloomington; African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Nancy Lovas; Smyrna, Ga.; Berry College; Science, Technology and Business Division
  • Louis Meiselman; Baltimore, Md.; Yeshiva University; Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access/Asian and Middle Eastern Division
  • Megan Moltrup; Newfane, N.Y.; Rochester Institute of Technology; Collections Access, Loan and Management Division
  • Kirsten Ornelas; Gurnee, Ill.; University of Michigan; Serial and Government Publications Division
  • Carissa Pastuch; Tucson, Ariz.; University of Arizona; World Digital Library (Office of the Librarian)
  • Marko Popovic; Washington, D.C.; James Madison University; African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Leah S. Rios; Tucson, Ariz.; University of Arizona; Prints and Photographs Division
  • Julie Boser Rogers; Washington, D.C.; American University, Serial and Government Publications Division
  • Courtney Rookard; Bloomington, Ind.; Indiana University; Manuscript Division
  • Sarah Scalet; Rockville, Md.; Hamilton College; Congressional Research Service
  • Margie Scott; Salters, S.C.; Charlotte School of Law; Copyright Office
  • Peter Shirts; Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina−Chapel Hill; Music Division
  • Hannah Ingrid Stahl; Canajoharie, N.Y.; University at Albany; Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Mallory Strider; Gaithersburg, Md.; Montgomery College; Manuscript Division
  • Kaye Stucky; Brandon, Miss.; Auburn University; Collections Access, Loan and Management Division
  • William Sullivan; Brookeville, Md.; The Catholic University of America; Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Perry E. Thurston; Plantation, Fla.; Morehouse College; Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Johnathan Trotman ; Chesapeake, Va.; James Madison University; Law Library
  • Frank Vitale; Fort Washington, Pa.; Dickinson College; Veterans History Project
  • Abigail Weaver; Bartlett, Il.; University of Iowa; Collections Access, Loan and Management Division
  • Sarah Yarrito; Chicago, Ill.; University of Illinois−Urbana-Champaign; American Folklife Center
  • Evelyn Yeung; Phoenix, Ariz.; Arizona State University; Congressional Research Service

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PR 14-089
05/27/14
ISSN 0731-3527

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