U.S. Citizen Librarians-in-Residence Program

  • Hosting Service Unit: All Library of Congress
  • Program Contact: Librarians-in-Residence@loc.gov
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Library and Information Science: Archives and special collections (new for 2021); Cataloging and Metadata; Collection Preservation; Digital services; Reference and instruction.
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Application Period: Ongoing
  • Application Notes: Opens December 18, 2020 – Closes January 22, 2021. See USAJobs for detailed information and the actual online application. USAJobs Application Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/587596100
  • Compensation: GS 09 Pay Level
  • Academic Credit: No Credit
  • Available Benefits: LC Internal Discounts
  • Program Duration: Short-term. Temporary, Not-to-Exceed six months with the possibility of an extension for up to four months.
  • Qualifications: The program is open to students who earned or will complete their Master’s degree in library and information science from an American Library Association-accredited program after December 2019 and by June 2021.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

In support of developing the next generation of librarians and information professionals, the Librarians-in-Residence program will give early-career librarians the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in at least one track of the following:  Archives and special collections (new for 2021); Cataloging and Metadata; Collection Preservation; Digital Services; Reference and Instruction, Systems and Standards.

2021 Program

The Library of Congress is offering seven positions in 2021. The application period is December 18, 2020 – January 22, 2021.  The program begins June 21, 2021 and ends December 17, 2021.

Participants receive on-the-job training and undertake assignments that contribute to the ongoing mission and work of the Library. They participate in enrichment assignments and receive mentoring from seasoned professionals. They are also expected to participate in Library-wide activities, such as the National Book Festival, and to provide information sessions concerning their professional interests to Library staff as well as report back to their graduate programs on experiences as Librarians-in-Residence.