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Job: Junior Fellows at Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution
and the world's largest library, with more than 151 million items in its
physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film,
video, and sound recordings) and more than 19 million items online at its
award-winning Web site. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the
Library is also the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional
Research Service, and the Law Library of Congress and is leading the worldwide
effort to preserve digital material through the National Digital Information
Infrastructure and Preservation Program.

  
The general focus of the Junior Fellows Program is on increasing access to the
collections and an awareness of the Library's copyright, legal and special
collections and digital initiatives. In the past, projects have been developed
to make the collections better known and accessible to researchers including
scholars, students, teachers, knowledge creators, and the general public.
Interns help the Library expose unprocessed collections, participate in
digital projects, provide additional services to Congress and the public, and
make our collections more immediately accessible to scholars. Interns work
under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions.
In the past, summer interns have identified hundreds of historical, literary,
artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing rich cultural, creative, and
intellectual resources. United States citizens currently enrolled in
undergraduate or graduate school are invited to apply for consideration as a
Junior Fellow.

  
KEY REQUIREMENTS

  
All projects require basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

  
DUTIES:

This program offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the
environment and culture of the world's largest and most comprehensive
repository of human knowledge. Interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of
library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access standards, and
information management. Interns inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve, and
research a backlog of copyright or special collections in many different
formats in various divisions, and assist with digital preservation outreach
activities throughout the Library. Near the end of their appointment at the
Library, the interns join together to present a one-day display of
historically significant and compelling gems they found in the course of their
work. The display is open to members of Congress, Library staff, and the press
and is always an eagerly anticipated event.

  
Program Projects:

  
1. Office of the Librarian, World Digital Library, Project Name: World Digital
Library. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Writing ability; foreign language abilities
and interest in foreign cultures a plus.

  
2. Copyright Office, Project Name: Copyright Historical
Records. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Strong organizational
and analytical skills.

  
3. Law Library of Congress, Project Name: United Nations
Gazettes. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Good attention to
detail; organizational skills; ability to create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

  
4. Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Digital Information
Infrastructure & Preservation Program, Project Name: Digital Preservation
Policies/Practices Analysis. Skills/Knowledge Desired:
Familiarity with wiki documentation tools.

  
5. Center for the Book, Project Name: Young Readers Center Outreach and
Collection Development. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge
of social media; knowledge of books for young people.

  
6. Veterans History Project, Project name: Digital Preservation
Workflows. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Some prior experience
working in an archive; knowledge of US military history and Microsoft Access.

  
7. Binding & Collections Care Division, Project name: Capturing the
Preservation Action (Mass Deacidification) for Statistical
Analysis. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Integrated
Library System searching and structure; use of Microsoft Excel.

  
8. Conservation Division, Project name: Conservation Division Website
Refreshment. Skills/Knowledge Desired: High level computer
skills including web writing and web design; knowledge of Dreamweaverâ„¢
software; ability to do html encoding; clear writing and editing ability;
ability to follow instructions; patience; self-motivation.

  
9. Preservation Research & Testing Division, Project name: Degraded Audio and
Video Magnetic Media Identification and Characterization.
Skills/Knowledge Desired: Basic laboratory skills; computer skills including
Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  
10. Preservation Research & Testing Division, Project name: ASTM 100 Year
Paper Aging Study. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to follow directions and
record data.

  
11. Preservation Research & Testing Division, Project name: 1513 Ptolemy
Geographia Altas. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Background in
one of the physical sciences, with chemistry or materials science preferred.

  
12. Geography & Map Division, Project name: Civil War Map Geospatial
Portal. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Basic GIS experience;
familiarity with .kml and .kmz files.

  
13. Geography & Map Division, Project name: Vicente Sebastián Pintado Papers
(1781-1842). Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge
of Microsoft Excel and Access; knowledge of Spanish
language; background in library science.

  
14. Geography & Map Division, Project name: GIS Project Names and Metadata
Standardization. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Computer file management skills
(creating and organizing digital directories and files); knowledge of
Microsoft Word, Excel and Access; knowledge of GIS software such as ArcView,
ArcGIS, ArcExplorer.

  
15. African & Middle Eastern Division, Project name: Afghanistan Un-cataloged
Serials and Rare Book Project. Skills/Knowledge Desired:
Familiarity with Afghan history and publishing trends; knowledge of Dari
Persian and Pashto language.

  
16. African & Middle Eastern Division, Project name: African Pamphlet
Collection Finding Aid. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Strong organizational and
analytical skills; knowledge of South African languages such as French or
Portuguese.

  
17. African & Middle Eastern Division, Project name: Bibliographic Research on
Sudan and South Sudan (2010 to present). Skills/Knowledge
Desired: Basic knowledge of bibliographic searching.

  
18. African & Middle Eastern Division, Project name: Persian Rare Book and
Manuscript Hand List. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to
read Persian.

  
19. Music Division, Project name: Music Bibliographic
Access. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Microsoft
Access; ability to read music and interpret the content of a score.

  
20. Music Division, Project name: Concert Office Commission
Database. No specific skills/knowledg required.

  
21. Music Division, Project name: Digital Projects in the Music
Division. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge
of Microsoft Access; some knowledge of music and music
history.

  
22. Science, Technology & Business Division, Project name: Japanese World War
II Documents. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read
Japanese.

  
23. Science, Technology & Business Division, Project name: Science Education
in the 21st Century. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Some interest in science
education.

  
24. Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division, Project name:
Identifying and Processing Sound Recordings.
Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access;
attention to detail; research skills; interest in recorded sound history.

  
25. Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division, Project name:
Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour. Skills/Knowledge
Desired: Knowledge of databases, scanning, word processing, some web design;
attention to detail; research skills.

  
26. Collection Access, Loan & Management Division, Project name: Carvalho
Monteiro's Collection: Improving Access. Skills/Knowledge
Desired: Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.

  
27. Collection Access, Loan & Management Division, Project name: Miniature
Collections. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Proficient in
Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.

  
28. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Project name: Copyright Deposit
Collection (1870-1897). Skills/Knowledge Desired:
Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.

  
29. Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Project name: Lessing J.
Rosenwald Collection Archive. Skills/Knowledge Desired:
Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel and Word; ability to read Italian,
French or German; interest in rare books and database construction.

  
30. Hispanic Division, Project name: Online Exhibition "The United States and
the Mexican Revolution". Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability
to read Spanish; some familiarity with Mexican and US history.

  
31. Manuscript Division, Project name: Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund
Internship. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with web
applications; knowledge of American history; ability to communicate
effectively in writing; knowledge of integrated library systems; basic library
applications; and other information technologies.

  
32. Manuscript Division, Project name: Manuscript Collections
Processing. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of American
history and culture; ability to organize, describe and preserve manuscript
material.

  
33. Asian Division, Project name: Indexing Information on China in Library of
Congress Reports. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of
Chinese language helpful.

  
34. Humanities & Social Sciences Division, Project name: Digitization of
Baseball and Sports Manuals (Pre-1924). Skills/Knowledge
Desired: Ability to search the Integrated Library System online catalog;
ability to prepare and organize material.

  
35. Humanities & Social Sciences Division, Project name: Main Reading Room
Video. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Video experience including
scripting, editing and filming.

  
36. Prints & Photographs Division, Project name: Roll Call Newspaper Photo
Morgue. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Visual literacy;
communication skills; organizational and analytical skill.

  
37. Prints & Photographs Division, Project name: Congressional Quarterly News
Photo Morgue. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Visual literacy;
communication skills; organizational and analytical skills.

  
For pdf of 2013 Junior Fellows Program Projects, click here:

  
http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/about.html

  
For more details about the 2013 Junior Fellows Program, click here:

  
http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/



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