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May 6, 2011

Library of Congress Appoints 42 Junior Fellows to Summer Internship Program

For the seventh year, college students from across the country will participate in the Library’s Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, interns explore and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Interns are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, and access standards. In the past, summer interns have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing the Library’s rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets.

A panel of Library curators and specialists selected 42 students from more than 700 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 (May 31-Aug. 5), 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 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 personalized website at myLOC.gov. For more information about internships and employment at the Library, go to www.loc.gov/hr/employment/.

2011 Class of Junior Fellows Summer Interns

  • Katelyn Attanasio, Silver Spring, Md; New Mexico State University; Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division
  • Dana Barron, Bloomington, Ind., Indiana University, Music Divison
  • Vincent Bennett II, Fairfax, Va., George Washington University, Law Library
  • Cristina Bilmanis, New Carrollton, Md., Montgomery College, Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Andrew Brod, Chestnut Hill, Pa., Muhlenberg College, Law Library
  • Patrick Brown, Atlanta, Ga., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, European Division
  • Nathan Calvert, Louisville, Miss., Mississippi State University, Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Rachel Emery, Grand Rapids, Mich., University of Michigan, Serials Division
  • Jarek Ervin, Philadelphia, Pa., Temple University, Music Divison
  • Gloria Gonzalez, San Diego, Calif., University of Mississippi, Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Jody Green, Culpeper, Va., College of William and Mary, Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division
  • Sarah Gunther, Hydes, Md., Randolph-Macon College, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Alice Han, Clarksburg, Md., St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Travis Hensley, Vacaville, Calif., University of California at Davis, Geography and Maps Division
  • Joni Hill, Austin, Texas, Texas Women’s University, Young Readers Center
  • Brian Horowitz, Silver Spring, Md., Montgomery College, Science, Technology and Business Division
  • Emily Huebner, Frederick, Md., Goucher College, Hispanic Division
  • Laura Beth Jackson, Brandon, Miss., Mississippi State University, Science, Technology and Business Division
  • McKendre Jay, Annapolis, Md., University of Southern Maine, Geography and Maps Division
  • Jessica Knebel, Aurora, Ill., University of Illinois, Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Briel Kobak, Wilmington, Del., George Washington University, American Folklife Center
  • Tyson Koenig, St. Louis, Mo., University Of Michigan, Prints and Photographs Division
  • Miriam Liebman, Manhasset, N.Y., Queens College of the City University of New York, Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Patrick Madden, Baltimore, Md., Mount St. Mary’s University, Copyright Office
  • Jennifer Maggi, Woodsboro, Md., Hillsdale College, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Megan Massanelli, Fayetteville, Ariz., University of Arkansas, Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Christopher Morgan, Chicago, Ill., Dominican University, Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division
  • Jennifer Nolan, Potomac, Md., Wake Forest University, Prints and Photographs Division
  • Michael Perekrestov, San Franciso, Calif., Syracuse University, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Meaghen Potter, Potomac, Md., University of Maryland at College Park, Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Victoria Priester, Albany, N.Y., Flagler College, Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Tavril Prout, Baltimore, Md., University of Maryland Eastern Shore, African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Caitlin Rizzo, Waldorf, Md., Marymount University, Poetry Office, Office of Scholarly Programs
  • Jordan Roehl, Portales, N.M., Amherst College, Manuscript Division
  • Daniel Sirdofsky, Fairfax Station, Va., University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Md., Law Library
  • Samantha Skelton, Douglasville, Ga., University of South Carolina, Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • Hannah Slater, Chicago, Ill., University of Illinois Chicago, Prints and Photographs Division
  • Kristin Snawder, Louisville, Ky., Indiana University, Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Nicole Topich, Little Rock, Ark., Swarthmore College, Manuscript Division
  • Theodore Waddelow, Springfield, Ill., Rutgers University, World Digital Library
  • Zoe Zebe, Highlands, N.J., Grinnell College, Federal Research Division
  • Amanda Zimmerman, Brooklyn, N.Y., Rutgers University, Rare Book and Special Collections Division

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PR 11-100
05/06/11
ISSN 0731-3527

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