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Library of Congress to offer early career residency program

The US Library of Congress is launching a ‘Librarians-in-Residence pilot program’ for early career librarians completing their master’s degree in an American Library Association-accredited program.

Starting in June 2018, four successful applicants will be offered a paid six-month residency at the library, where they will receive on-the-job training and the opportunity to ‘contribute to building, stewarding and sharing the institution’s vast collections’.

Recipients will also work on assignments in at least one of the following tracks: acquisitions and collection development; cataloging and metadata; collection preservation; reference and instruction; and systems and standards.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said she was looking forward to working with early career librarians to bring their knowledge to ‘the practical challenges [at] the world’s largest library’. ‘The Library of Congress will benefit from their energy and creative thinking, and they will benefit from the hands-on experience of working with the scale and variety of the national collections, side-by-side with top innovators on the Library’s staff,’ said Hayden.


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