March 10, 2016 Library Opens Applications for Teacher-in-Residence

One Early Elementary Position Available; Deadline April 12

Press Contact: John Sayers, Office of Communications (202) 707-9216
Public Contact: Lee Ann Potter, Educational Outreach (202) 707-8735

The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current early elementary teachers or library/media specialists for a Teacher-in-Residence position within its Educational Outreach division during the 2016-17 school year.

The program description and application details for the position can be found here. Applications are due Tuesday, April 12.

The Educational Outreach division develops and delivers teaching materials and programs to make the Library’s unparalleled collections of primary sources visible, accessible and easy for K-12 teachers to integrate into the classroom.

The Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence program is designed to give the selected educator a unique professional development experience – a year at the Library in Washington, D.C., working side-by-side with staff, contributing to K-12 education programs and materials, advising on outreach to teachers and helping to uncover and make visible primary sources in the Library's collections.

The Teacher-in-Residence program has been in place since 2000, but this is the first year the Library has recruited an early elementary educator with experience teaching children in kindergarten through the second grade.

In addition to assisting Library of Congress staff, the teacher-in-residence will undertake a project using Library primary sources to benefit his or her home school, district or institution, to be implemented during the following academic year. This project could be a workshop on teaching with primary sources for fellow teachers, a district-wide social media campaign to promote teaching with the Library's primary sources, the design of a new collaborative curriculum unit, or some other product or activity.

The Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, holds more than 162 million items in various languages, disciplines and formats. The Library serves the U.S. Congress and the nation both on-site in its reading rooms on Capitol Hill and through its website at and its specialized educational resource site at


PR 16-050
ISSN 0731-3527