News from the Library of Congress

May 2018

  • May 1, 2018  (18-061)
    Library of Congress and Mid-Atlantic Public Libraries Kick Off Summer Contest The Library of Congress today launched its annual summer essay contest, in conjunction with public libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region, to encourage rising 5th- and 6th-grade students to reflect on books that have made a personal impact on their lives.The "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest is administered as part of summer reading programs at participating public libraries in Washington, D.C.; Maryland;...
    • Date: 2018-05-01

March 2018

  • March 19, 2018  (18-033)
    Library of Congress Announces Application-Development Grant Opportunity The Library of Congress today announced that up to $950,000 will be provided to one or more organizations to support the development of engaging web- and mobile-based applications on the subjects of Congress and civics for use in K-12 classrooms.The application deadline is April 30, 2018. For more information about the application requirements and selection criteria, see the “Notice of Funds Availability” at loc.gov/teachers/newsevents.The...
    • Date: 2018-03-19
  • March 9, 2018  (18-025)
    Library Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Literacy Awards Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Library of Congress Literacy Awards, which are made possible through the generosity of philanthropist David M. Rubenstein.These awards, which were created by the Library of Congress and Rubenstein in 2013, honor innovative organizations working to promote literacy both in the United States and worldwide. The awards also encourage the continuing development of advanced methods for promoting...
    • Date: 2018-03-09
  • March 5, 2018  (18-022)
    Library of Congress Opens Applications for Teacher-in-Residence The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current performing arts or visual arts teachers for a teacher-in-residence position within its Educational Outreach division during the 2018-2019 school year.The program description and application details for the position can be found at loc.gov/teachers/newsevents. Applications are due by Monday, April 9.The Educational Outreach division develops and delivers teaching materials and programs to make the Library’s unparalleled...
    • Date: 2018-03-05

February 2018

December 2017

  • December 19, 2017  (17-182)
    Distinguished Panel of Judges for Congressional Data Challenge Announced The Library of Congress today announced the notable panel of judges who will select the winners of the Library’s ongoing Congressional Data Challenge, a competition asking participants to leverage legislative data sets on Congress.gov and other platforms to develop digital projects that analyze, interpret or share congressional data in user-friendly ways. The four-person panel, composed of experts in data visualization, application development, the U.S....
    • Date: 2017-12-19
  • December 14, 2017  (17-184)
    Library Seeks Applicants for Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2018 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the work done at the largest library in the world.From exploring new ways to support digital scholars, developing new preservation techniques and curating historical materials to making veterans histories more accessible, the 2018 Junior Fellows...
    • Date: 2017-12-14

October 2017

  • October 19, 2017  (17-132)
    Library of Congress Launches Congressional Data Challenge The Library of Congress today launched a Congressional Data Challenge, a competition asking participants to leverage legislative data sets on congress.gov and other platforms to develop digital projects that analyze, interpret or share congressional data in user-friendly ways. Submissions could take the form of interactive visualizations, mobile or desktop applications, a website or other digital creations.The Library of Congress will award $5,000 for the...
    • Date: 2017-10-19
  • October 17, 2017  (17-131)
    Library of Congress Announces 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...
    • Date: 2017-10-17

August 2017

  • August 10, 2017  (17-111)
    Library of Congress Seeks Volunteer Docents The Library of Congress is recruiting the 2017 class of volunteer docents to lead tours of the world’s largest library.To best serve the more than 1.7 million annual visitors eager to view the magnificent Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C., and learn about the treasures it contains, the Library’s Visitor Services Office relies on more than 300 trained volunteers to greet and direct the...
    • Date: 2017-08-10

March 2017

  • March 10, 2017  (17-028)
    Library Opens Applications for Teacher-in-Residence The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current world history or world geography teachers for a Teacher-in-Residence position within its Educational Outreach division during the 2017-18 school year.The program description and application details for the position can be found at loc.gov/teachers/newsevents/teacher-in-residence/. Applications are due Monday, April 17.The Educational Outreach division develops and delivers teaching materials and programs to make the Library’s unparalleled collections...
    • Date: 2017-03-10

December 2016

  • December 12, 2016  (16-210)
    Library of Congress Seeks Applicants for Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program— a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students.The 2017 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from May 30 through Aug. 4, 2017. Among other tasks, Junior Fellows inventory, describe, and explore collection holdings, and assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library....
    • Date: 2016-12-12
  • December 2, 2016  (16-208)
    FEDLINK Opens Nominations for Federal Librarianship Awards To honor the innovative ways in which federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, businesses, researchers, scholarly communities and the American public, the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has opened nominations for its national awards for federal librarianship for fiscal year 2016.The award winners will be honored for their contributions to federal library and information service at the...
    • Date: 2016-12-02

November 2016

June 2016

May 2016

  • May 18, 2016  (16-092)
    Library Leads the Hunt for "Mostly Lost" Films The Library of Congress is once again providing a unique opportunity for film scholars and archivists to play cinematic detective by participating in its free “Mostly Lost” workshop, June 16-18.
    • Date: 2016-05-18
  • May 2, 2016  (16-080)
    Library of Congress and Mid-Atlantic Public Libraries Kick Off Summer Essay Contest The Library of Congress today launched its annual summer essay contest, in conjunction with public libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region, to encourage rising 5th- and 6th-grade students to reflect on books that have made a personal impact on their lives.
    • Date: 2016-05-02

April 2016

March 2016

  • March 10, 2016  (16-050)
    Library Opens Applications for Teacher-in-Residence 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.
    • Date: 2016-03-10

February 2016

  • February 19, 2016  (16-033)
    Library of Congress Literacy Awards Initiates State Program Literacy promoters in seven states have received awards through state centers for the book, supported by the Library of Congress Literacy Awards program. The awards were granted to projects and individuals in California, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.
    • Date: 2016-02-19

January 2016

December 2015

July 2015

May 2015

April 2015

  • April 10, 2015  (15-058)
    Library Announces Application Development Grant Opportunity The Library of Congress today announced up to $950,000 will be provided to one or more grantees to support the development of engaging web- and mobile-based applications on the subjects of Congress and civic participation, for use in the classroom.
    • Date: 2015-04-10

March 2015

  • March 3, 2015  (15-032)
    Library Opens Applications for Teacher-in-Residence The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current K-12 teachers or library/media specialists for two Teacher-in-Residence positions within its Educational Outreach division during the 2015-16 school year:
    • Date: 2015-03-03

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

  • August 14, 2014  (14-145)
    FEDLINK Opens Nominations for Federal Librarianship Awards To honor the innovative ways in which federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, business, research, scholarly communities and the American public, FEDLINK has opened nominations for its national awards.
    • Date: 2014-08-14
  • August 4, 2014  (14-141)
    Library of Congress Seeks Volunteer Docents The Library of Congress is recruiting the 2014 class of volunteer docents to lead tours of the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution.
    • Date: 2014-08-04

May 2014

March 2014

February 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

  • October 28, 2013  (13-192)
    Swann Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress, is accepting applications for its graduate fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications are due by close of business on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
    • Date: 2013-10-28

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