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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 (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.  More information can be found on the Library’s Internships and Fellowships page.

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.