February 6, 2019 Library of Congress Opens Applications for Librarians-in-Residence Program

Recent Graduates of Library and Information Science Master’s Programs Can Apply

Press Contact: Benny Seda-Galarza (202) 707-8732
Public Contact: Linda Stiber Morenus, librarians-in-residence@loc.gov
Website: Librarians-in-Residence Program

The Library of Congress is accepting applications for its Librarians-in-Residence 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 January 23 to February 22, 2019. The Library will select up to six applicants for a six-month residency beginning in July 2019. 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 2019 or who completed such a degree after December 2017.

Selected librarians will get hands-on experience 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 mission and work of the Library of Congress in at least one of the following areas of specialization:

  • 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/librarians-in-residence/.

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 using primary source materials in the classroom.

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PR 19-015
ISSN 0731-3527