October 17, 2017 Library of Congress Announces Librarians-in-Residence Pilot Program
Applications Open Nov. 1 for Recent Graduates of Library/Information Science Master’s Programs
Press Contact: Benny Seda-Galarza (202) 707-8732
Public Contact: Beth Davis-Brown (202) 707-3301
Website: Librarians-in-Residence Pilot Program
The Library of Congress is launching a Librarians-in-Residence pilot program to offer early career librarians the opportunity to develop their expertise and contribute to building, stewarding and sharing the institution’s vast collections.
The application period is Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 2017. The Library will select up to four applicants for a six-month residency beginning in June 2018. The program is open to students who will complete their master’s degrees in an American Library Association-accredited library/information science program no later than June 2018 or who completed such a degree no earlier than December 2016.
“I am so excited to invite early career librarians to bring their intellectual engagement, technological prowess and theoretical concepts of library and information science to bear on practical challenges here at the world’s largest library,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. “The Library of Congress will benefit from their energy and creative thinking, and they will benefit from the hands-on experience of working with the scale and variety of the national collections, side-by-side with top innovators on the Library’s staff.”
The program gives early career librarians the opportunity to receive on-the-job training and undertake assignments that contribute to the ongoing mission and work of the Library of Congress in at least one of the following tracks:
- Acquisitions and collection development
- Cataloging and metadata
- Collection preservation
- Reference and instruction
- Systems and standards
The program will offer compensation at the GS-9 pay level. For more information, please visit loc.gov/librarians/.
The program complements other education and training programs at the Library, such as the Junior Fellows program offering summer internships for college students and the summer Teacher Institutes program offering workshops for K-12 teachers to learn strategies for utilizing primary source materials in the classroom.
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