Library of Congress Librarians in Residence Program
Deadline: Applications due by January 17, 2020
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
- Cataloging and Metadata
- Collection Preservation
- Reference and Instruction
- Systems and Standards
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.
Selectees will be offered an initial six-month, temporary appointment at the GS-9 pay level. The program is open to students who have earned, or will complete, their Master’s degree within an American Library Association-accredited program after December 2018 and by June 2020.
Each candidate’s application package will include a federal style resume, official transcript, a statement of professional interest, and the names of three references. The three references must be: 1) the dean or director of their school, 2) a professor in their school or a supervisor in their current job, and 3) an individual of their own choosing. References may be contacted by telephone or email, and asked about the candidate’s qualifications. The details of the application process are posted at: loc.gov/librarians and loc.gov/ifp.
For questions and more information, please contact Linda Stiber Morenus at Librarians-in-Residence@loc.gov.