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May 29, 2013

Library of Congress Appoints Junior Fellows to 2013 Summer Intern Program

A panel of Library curators and specialists has selected 41 college students from among more than 1,100 applicants to participate in the Library’s 2013 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program.

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.

Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, the Junior Fellows explore and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. They are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access standards, information management and digital initiatives. In the past, summer interns have identified in the course of their work hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems, representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets.

During the 10-week paid internship (May 28-Aug. 2), the interns will inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve and research a backlog of copyright or special-collections material in many different formats in various divisions. The focus of the program is on increasing access to the Library’s collections and raising awareness of the Library’s digital-preservation programs by making them better-known and accessible to members of Congress and researchers, including scholars, students, teachers and the general public.

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. For more information about internships and employment at the Library, go to www.loc.gov/hr/employment/.

2013 Class of Junior Fellows Summer Interns

(Name; hometown; college; Library of Congress division assignment)

  • Victoria Allen; Auburn, Ky.; University of Louisville; Prints and Photographs Division
  • Alexis Ankerson; Stafford, Va.; University of Mary Washington; Collections Access, Loan and Management Division
  • Elizabeth Blackwood; Conover, N.C.; Duke University; Geography and Map Division
  • Bradley Blakney; Brandon, Miss.; Belhaven University; Humanities and Social Sciences Division
  • Shannon Brien; Henniker, N.H.; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Asian Division
  • Neethi Chilaka; West Orange, N.J.; Seton Hall University; Manuscript Division
  • Meredith Doubleday; Richfield Springs, N.Y.; University of Rochester; Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Synneva Elthon; Falls Church, Va.; College of William and Mary; Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Emma Esperon; Canfield, Ohio; Pennsylvania State University; Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Alessa Gambardella; Pasadena, Calif.; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez; Gaithersburg, Md.; University of Maryland, College Park; Music Division
  • Ellen Hartig; Parkton, Md.; Ithaca College; Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Jeffrey Helm; Holland, Mich.; Hope College; Hispanic Division
  • Shannon Hiday; New Castle, Ind.; Butler University; Prints and Photographs Division
  • Eric Ives; Jupiter, Fla.; New York University; Copyright Office
  • Irlanda Jacinto; El Paso, Texas; University of Arizona; Prints and Photographs Division
  • Nicholas Kelly; Red Hook, N.Y.; University of British Columbia; Music Division
  • Corey Koepper; Manassas, Va; Virginia Tech; Humanities and Social Sciences Division
  • Nicholas Kuipers; Falls Church, Va.; Oberlin College; Collections Access, Loan and Management Division
  • Laura LaPlaca; Santa Clara, Calif.; Northwestern University; Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
  • Camron Lee; Spanish Fork, Utah; Utah State University; Science, Technology and Business Division
  • Justin Lemons; Denton, Texas; University of North Texas; Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
  • Andrew McNulty; Madison, Miss.; University of Mississippi; Music Division
  • Kevin Milewski; Williamsburg, Va..; Vanderbilt University; Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Megan Moltrup; Wilson, N.Y.; Rochester Institute of Technology; Collections Access, Loan and Management Division
  • Tara Moore; Mineola, N.Y.; Providence College; African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Laura Morton; Carlisle, Pa.; Hood College; Veterans History Project
  • Sarah Myers; Oxford, Pa.; Clarion University of Pennsylvania; World Digital Library
  • Mark Niedziela; Clifton, N.J.; The Catholic University of America; Law Library
  • Natasha Nubgaard; Poolesville, Md.; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Science, Technology and Business Division
  • Amy Robinson; San Antonio, Texas; Harvard University; Binding and Collections Care Division
  • Rachel Salzberg; Hopkinton, N.H.; Tufts University; Center for the Book, Young Readers Center
  • Morgan Sawicki; Milwaukee, Wis.; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Manuscript Division
  • Madeline Sheldon; Dallas, Texas; University of Michigan School of Information; Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Erin Sidwell; Oxbow, N.D.; Columbia University; Copyright Office
  • Samantha Smith; Greensboro, N.C.; University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Prints and Photographs Division
  • Amelia Snetting; Saint Paul, Minn.; Saint Catherine University; Music Division
  • Joseph Michael Snyder; Cumberland, Md.; West Virginia University; African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Monica Stone; Leesburg, Va.; College of William and Mary; Geography and Map Division
  • Manuel Velandia; Greensboro, N.C.; Kennesaw State University; Geography and Map Division
  • Lucia Wolf; Alexandria, Va.; University of Maryland, College Park; World Digital Library

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PR 13-111
05/29/13
ISSN 0731-3527

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