From P.T. Barnum’s circus posters to the largest personal Russian
library in the United States, rare and unique treasures were processed
by the 2012 Junior Fellows who were given access to a wide variety of
collections housed in the Library of Congress.
This summer the Library of Congress once again is offering special
10-week paid fellowships to college students. For a stipend of $3,000,
the 2013 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library
specialists and curators from May 28 through Aug. 2, 2013, to
inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and to assist with
digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. The
focus of the program is on increasing access to collections and
awareness of the Library’s digital-preservation programs by making
them better-known and accessible to researchers including scholars,
students, teachers and the general public.
The fellows will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work:
copyright deposits, digital preservation, reference, access standards
and information management. The program is made possible through the
generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson and the James Madison
Council, the Library’s private-sector advisory group.
In addition to the stipend (paid in bi-weekly segments), fellows will
be eligible to take part in programs offered at the Library.
Applications will be accepted online only at usajobs.gov, keyword:
333879100, from Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, through midnight, Friday, Jan.
For more details about the program and information on how to apply,
visit www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/. Questions about the program may be
sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library of Congress is an equal-opportunity employer. Women,
minorities and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility
requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest
federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination
and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by
providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections,
programs, publications and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich
resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov.