Library of Congress Announces 2022 Librarians-in-Residence Program
Applications Open Jan. 31 for Recent Graduates of Library and Information Science Master’s Programs
The Library of Congress has announced the 2022 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. Applications for the program will be accepted from Jan. 31 to March 3, 2022.
The Library will select up to six applicants for a six-month residency to begin in September 2022. The program is open to graduates who earned or students who will complete their master’s degrees in library and information science from an American Library Association-accredited program between Jan. 1, 2021 and Aug. 31, 2022.
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 areas of specialization:
- Archives and special collections
- Cataloging and metadata
- Collection preservation
- Digital services
- Reference and instruction
Additionally, Librarians-in-Residence will work with mentors and have formal opportunities to share their knowledge with Library staff. The program will offer compensation at the GS-09 pay level. For more information on the program and a link to the application, please visit https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/librarian-in-residence/.
The Librarians-in-Residence program complements other education and training programs from the Library, such as the Junior Fellows program, a summer internship program for college students, and Summer Teacher Institutes, which offers workshops for K-12 teachers to learn strategies for utilizing primary source materials in the classroom.
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