Digital Experimentation and the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative

The Library’s Innovator in Residence Program, has helped the Library re-imagine creative engagement with our collections through technological innovation. Like the Innovator in Residence program, the Artist/Scholars in Residence for the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative will provide opportunities for intensive time to re-imagine the ways that technology and Library materials can be used to connect with Americans.

Some Context for the Community Collections Fellowship Program

As noted in a recent post on this blog, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will be launching a Community Collections Fellowship program under the Library’s “Of the People” initiative funded with support from the Mellon Foundation. This program will enable people to conduct fieldwork documenting the cultural activities and experiences that […]

Internships at the Library of Congress Supporting Diverse Recruitment and Collections

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded initiative, Of the People: Widening the Path, supports the Library’s Internship and Fellowship Programs (IFP) division in its efforts to expand paid internships across the Library. IFP coordinates a portfolio of over 80 programs offering a wide range of experiential learning and career development placements that advance the academic and […]

Community Collections Fellowships Offer Support for Homegrown Documentation of Culture

The American Folklife Center is excited to be involved with “Of the People: Widening the Path,” an initiative at the Library of Congress funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A general overview announcing the initiative is here, and in this post we’ll provide background and details about the Community Collections Fellowship program that the […]

Library Enriches America’s Story by Connecting with Minority Communities, Funded by $15M Mellon Grant

The Library today announced a new, multiyear initiative to connect more deeply with Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other minority communities by expanding its collections, using technology to enable storytelling and offering more internship and fellowship opportunities, supported by a $15 million investment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.