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The 2016 Junior Fellows class takes the oath of office. Photo by Shawn Miller.
The 2016 Junior Fellows class takes the oath of office. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Thirty-eight undergraduate and graduate students convened on the Library this week to participate in the Library’s 2016 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. Nearly 800 applicants vied for a spot in the program. This year’s group hails from 20 states, the District of Columbia and the African country of Chad.

For the next 10 weeks, the students will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work, including, collection processing, preservation, educational outreach, reference, access standards, information management, and digital initiatives. They will also work on a variety of projects like the archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape, audiovisual assets of the American Ballet Theatre, the digitization of monastery manuscripts, fire insurance maps, Hispanic legal documents, the collection of conductor Leonard Bernstein and the records of the Woman’s National Democratic Club.

The program is made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson and the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund. A lead gift from H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest, former chairman of the Library’s James Madison Council private-sector advisory group, established the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund with major support provided by members of the council.

You can read more about the work of past interns here.

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