In support of developing the next generation of librarians and information professionals, the Librarians-in-Residence pilot program will give early-career librarians the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in at least one track of the following: Acquisitions and Collection Development, Cataloging and Metadata, Collection Preservation, Reference and Instruction, and Systems and Standards.
The Library of Congress will hire on a temporary appointment up to four recent graduates from American Library Association-accredited master’s programs who received their degrees after December 2016 and before June 2018.
The selections will be made via a non-competitive hiring process with the start date of June 2018. The participants will be hired at the GS-9 level for an initial six-month appointment, with a possible extension of up to four more months.
Participants will receive on-the-job training and undertake assignments that contribute to the ongoing mission and work of the Library. They will participate in enrichment assignments and receive mentoring from seasoned professionals. They will also be expected to participate in Library-wide activities, such as the National Book Festival, and to provide information sessions concerning their professional interests to Library staff as well as report back to their graduate programs on experiences as Librarians-in-Residence.
The job posting will open on November 1, 2017, and close at the end of the month.