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June 14, 2010

Library of Congress Appoints 41 Junior Fellows to Summer Internship Program

For the sixth year, college students from across the country will participate in the Library’s Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program. Working under the direction of Library specialists in various divisions, they will explore and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. In the past, summer interns have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing a rich cultural, creative and intellectual heritage.

A panel of Library curators and specialists selected 41 students from more than 600 applicants. 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.

During the 10-week paid internship program (June 7-Aug. 13), students will inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and assist with digital preservation outreach activities. The focus of the program is on increasing access to the Library’s 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 interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: preservation, reference, access standards and information management.

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 and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov and via interactive exhibitions on a new, personalized website at myLOC.gov. For more information about internships and employment at the Library, go to www.loc.gov/hr/employment/.

2010 Class of Junior Fellows Summer Interns

  • Terri Abney, Washington, D.C., Clark Atlanta University, Music Division
  • Anna Arays, Ohio, Oberlin College, European Division
  • Melissa Archer, Delaware, University of Delaware, Library Services
  • Vincent Bennett, New Hampshire, George Washington University, Law Library
  • Brittany Blanchard, Nevada, McGill University, Manuscript Division
  • Brittany Bohren, Michigan, University of Michigan, Law Library
  • Ayelet Brinn, Massachusetts, Brown University, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Lauren Cater, Vermont, American University, Serial and Government Publications Division
  • Julia Cook, Virginia, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
  • Lindsay Davis, California, San José State University, Hispanic Division
  • Laura Deal, Ohio, Syracuse University, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Elizabeth Everson, Minnesota, University of Michigan, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Rachel Frederick, Virginia, University of Mary Washington, Manuscript Division
  • Sarah Freeman, Virginia, Indiana University, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Matthew Gross, Maryland, Gettysburg College, Prints and Photographs Division
  • Lindsey Howard, Alabama, Furman University, Manuscript Division
  • Emily Jacobson, Arizona, University of Arizona, Veterans History Project
  • Katherine James, California, Syracuse University, Prints and Photographs Division
  • Ben Kenna, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Law Library
  • Anna Kephart, Maryland, Kenyon College, Manuscript Division
  • Mariya Kisina, University of California at Los Angeles, Serial and Government Publications Division
  • Greta Kuriger, Massachusetts University of Washington, Prints and Photographs Division
  • Amanda Lapham, Maryland, Roanoke College, Manuscript Division
  • Candice LaPlante, Minnesota, St. Mary’s University, Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Elizabeth Lewin, Virginia, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Prints and Photographs Division
  • Sarah Mackintosh, New York, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Law Library
  • Megan Martino, South Carolina, South Carolina State University, Music Division
  • Molly McGrath, Arizona, University of Arizona, Science, Technology and Business Division
  • Alexandra Nilles, Wisconsin, Lake Forest College, Geography and Map Division
  • David Piper, Maryland, University of Maryland, American Folklife Center
  • David Quick, Michigan, University of Michigan, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
  • Hannah Rainey, Idaho, Wellesley College, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
  • JoAnna Roman, Minnesota, University of Notre Dame, Manuscript Division
  • Elizabeth Silliman, New York, Yale University, Asian Division
  • Carrie Smith, Connecticut, New York University, African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Erin Terwilliger, Maryland, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Music Division
  • Andrea Theobald, Ohio, University of Cincinnati, Geography and Map Division
  • Monica Tsuneishi,, Michigan, Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Ting-Hsien Wang, Maryland, University of Maryland, Asian Division
  • Mary Kathryn Woods, California, San José State University, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
  • Mark Zelesky, Louisiana, Louisiana State University, Music Division

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PR 10-147
06/14/10
ISSN 0731-3527

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