This fall we have 12 remote interns and volunteers working on creating metadata for foreign legal gazettes. Our foreign legal gazette collection is one of the largest in the world and includes jurisdictions from every corner of the world. Our project this fall looks to expand the online offerings of this incredible collection, building on the work of our 2021 Junior Fellows and Spring 2022 cohort. We are continuing our focus on gazettes in Romance languages to the collection, including gazettes from Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Suriname, Gabon, and Haiti.
About half of our team is returning for their second or third semester. We have two team members living in Puerto Rico and the rest of our team is spread throughout the continental United States–from the East Coast to the West Coast and several stops in between. We will continue this project in the spring, so if you have a foreign language proficiency, please apply to join us!
Team Members include:
Skyler Coffey is a student at Georgetown University pursuing her B.A. in government. She currently works as a circulation assistant for the bioethics research library at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Skyler is originally from New York City, but has loved her time living in D.C. She enjoys visiting art museums and taking long walks along the Potomac River.
Maria (Rebeca) Escamilla is an M.L.I.S. graduate student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She graduated in 2021 from UC Berkeley with an English degree and a concentration in medieval and renaissance studies. Rebeca is currently a practicum student at the Champaign County Historical Archives and will be a curatorial intern for the Krannert Art Museum this upcoming spring 2023 semester. Rebeca is interested in archival and indigenous studies; she hopes to disseminate indigenous knowledge and information through archival practices.
Krista Evilsizor (she/her) is in her final semester as a graduate student in the University of Arizona’s M.L.I.S. program where she focuses on the intersection between law librarianship and technology. Before that, she worked for almost a decade in book publishing. Her background also includes paralegal studies, information technology, and American studies, and she plans to build upon that in the future with the end goal of improving technological processes in the legal field. She lives with a couple needy cats who are surprisingly not currently staring at her as she types this.
Leah Freeman is originally from California, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently finishing up her M.L.I.S. from San José State University, and hold a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and psychology from New York University. In addition to interning with the Law Library of Congress, she is an intern at the Center for Fiction in Brooklyn, a library dedicated to the art of fiction whose collection dates back to 1821. She loves to read, cook, and thoroughly spoil her two adorable cats.
Rosalia Garcia is currently pursuing an M.S. in library science, with a concentration in archival studies and imaging technology, from the University of North Texas. She has an undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University. Rosalia enjoys promoting information literacy and accessibility in libraries and archives.
Janet Gutiérrez-Rodríguez is from Puerto Rico. She has worked as an assistant librarian at the University of Puerto Rico for 20 years and is currently a graduate student in information sciences. She seeks to enhance her knowledge of digitized historical print materials and would like to move into technical services after she receives her degree. Her passions include outdoor activities, especially enjoying the beautiful beaches of Puerto Rico!
Kalyani Jog is a recent California resident, but has lived and experienced cultures from different parts of the world. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology, graduate degree in social work, and recently started her second graduate study in Management in Information and Library Science (M.M.L.I.S.) degree at the University of Southern California. She is an avid reader with interests in diverse genres. She loves to travel and enjoy cuisines from different cultures all around the world. Kalyani’s diverse cultural experiences sets her apart and gives her an eye for being open to each individual.
Anna LeBlanc-Mulder is a multigenerational New Orleanian. She graduated from Smith College with majors in history and French studies. She received her M.L.I.S from Louisiana State University, and is currently awaiting a graduate certificate in archival studies. She has worked in public libraries most of her career. Anna has been drawn to the Library of Congress by many routes; her love of American history, interest in cataloging, and commitment to access. An additional love of languages and strong desire to learn have fostered many other pursuits. Most recently, she hopes to add Dutch to her language competencies so that she will be able to speak to her husband and his family in their native tongue. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and singing. She appreciates the opportunity afforded to her by the Law Library very much.
Dorilyn Morales Colón (she/her) is from Puerto Rico and currently is the Librarian of the Research and Study Hall of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. She holds a master’s degree in library and information science and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in marketing; both from the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. She strongly believes in long life learning, and therefore she is very pleased to have the opportunity to work and acquire skills in the remote metadata program.
Roopa Pandit is a dual degree J.D. and M.L.S. student at Indiana University Bloomington. She loves reading, writing, music, art, and coffee. Her parents are from India and she is fluent in spoken Hindi. In her spare time, she likes to exercise and cook as well. She has had internships at the Maurer School of Law Library and the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington.
Senaida Velazquez is currently living in the hottest state in the United States, Arizona. She holds a master of library science degree from Texas Woman’s University in Texas and a B.A. degree in philosophy from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.This is her second remote internship with the Law Library of Congress. Her goal is to improve digital UX access for all individuals.
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