Connecting Communities Digital Initiative: An Interview with Cheryl Ingraham

An interview with Cheryl Ingraham, a Library of Congress program specialist who has joined us temporarily to help launch the Of the People initiative. Cheryl has helped us build and communicate about the new Connecting Communities Digital Initiative. I interviewed Cheryl about how her experience and interests support her work with Of the People to harness technological innovation to amplify the histories of racial and ethnic minorities and connect all Americans with the Library of Congress.

Now Hiring: Two Program Specialists for Internship and Fellowship Programs

UPDATE 4/15/2021: These job postings have closed. Please check back for more opportunities! As part of the Mellon Foundation-funded initiative, Of the People: Widening the Path, the Library’s Internship and Fellowship Programs (IFP) office is able to expand several of its internship programs. The IFP team is seeking to fill two program specialist positions that […]

Applications Now Open for AHHA Fall 2021 Remote Internship

Applications open today—March 26, 2021—for the Fall session of the Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship! This part-time, remote internship offers undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate and doctoral students insights into the Library of Congress collections—the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Interested in applying? Read below for a brief guide on […]

Further Context for the Community Collections Fellowship Program

A few weeks ago, this blog published a post reflecting on previous cultural documentation work the American Folklife Center (AFC) conducted through our ‘field survey’ projects. I offered that post as a way to provide historical context for the Community Collections Fellowship program that AFC is launching within the Of the People initiative at the […]

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.