U.S. Citizen Librarians-in-Residence Program 2023

  • Hosting Service Unit: All Library of Congress
  • Program Contact: Librarians-in-Residence@loc.gov
  • Interests/Areas of Study: Library and Information Science: Acquisitions and Collection Development; Archives and Special Collections; Cataloging and Metadata; Collection Preservation; Community Engagement; Digital Services; Reference and Instruction; Systems and Standards.
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
  • Application Period: Ongoing
  • Application Notes: Applications will open March 17 to April 7, 2023. USAJobs link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/713597800
  • Compensation: GS 09 Pay Level
  • Academic Credit: No Credit
  • Available Benefits: LC internal discounts; Transportation subsidy; Health care
  • Program Duration: Short-term. 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 between December 1, 2021 and June 30, 2023.
  • 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: Acquisitions and Collection Development; Archives and Special Collections; Cataloging and Metadata; Collection Preservation; Community Engagement (new for 2023); Digital Services; Reference and Instruction; and Systems and Standards. Not every track will be offered each program year. Please refer to the list below and the USAJOBS.gov Vacancy Announcement for the most current offerings.

Please refer to the How to Apply brochure here:  https://www.loc.gov/static/portals/internships-and-fellowships/documents/LIR23-how-to-apply.pdf

2023 Program

The Library of Congress is offering 6 positions for the 2023 program. The program begins, June 20, 2023 and ends December 15, 2023. There is an optional 4-month extension to April 2024.

Below are the tracks and placements for the 2023 program.

  1. Archives and Special Collections: Researcher and Collections Services/Special Collections Directorate/American Folklife Center
  2. Cataloguing and Metadata: Discovery and Preservation Services/Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access/U.S. Programs, Law and Literature Division/Cataloging-in-Publication and Dewey Section
  3. Collection Preservation: Discovery and Preservation Services/Preservation Directorate/Preservation Services Division
  4. Community Engagement: Office of the Librarian/Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement/Signature Programs Office
  5. Digital Services: Congressional Research Service/Knowledge Services Group
  6. Reference and Instruction: Law Library of Congress/Global Legal Research Directorate/Public Services Division

Participants will select their first- and second-choice placements in the application. After a review of applications, selecting officials will contact prospective candidates for interviews and make preliminary selections. Successful candidates will submit paperwork for a mandatory background check. Final offers will be made upon

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.