Community Collection Grants Recipients: Community on the Line: The Culture of R&B Urban Line Dancing in the Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware Tri-State Area

 This is a guest post comprised of notes, observations, and an email interview with Karen Abdul-Malik (Project Director) by AFC staff member, Stephen Winick, on her project, Community on the Line, as part of the Of the People blog series featuring the 2022 awardees of the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants program. The project […]

LOCI Intern Spotlight: Derick Sanchez-Rivera

We regularly feature the interns whose hard work positively impacts the Library. Today’s interview is with a 2022 Summer participant in the Library of Congress Internship (LOCI) program, Derick Sanchez-Rivera.   Describe your background. I am a 19 year-old Hispanic and Latino from Puerto Rico, born in Humacao and raised in Yabucoa, both located on […]

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – An Interview with Lori Kearse

We are happy to introduce Lori Kearse, an Event Specialist in the Events Office, who recently completed a staff detail with the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI). Lori’s skills in event planning were crucial to helping us prepare for our inaugural CCDI Summer Fuse event this past Summer. In this interview post, Lori shares her […]

LOCI Intern Spotlight: Anntwanette Sulton

We regularly feature the interns whose hard work positively impacts the Library. Today’s interview is with a 2022 Summer participant in the Library of Congress Internship (LOCI) program, Anntwanette Sulton. Describe your background. My name is Anntwanette Sulton. I am a 23 year-old African American woman born, raised and currently residing in Columbia, South Carolina. […]

Community Collection Grants Recipients: Sabaidee Pi Mai: Documenting Lao New Year in Iberia Parish, Louisiana

 This is a guest post comprised of notes, observations, and an interview by Sami Haggood (Project Assistant Director) with Phanat Xanamane (Project Director) on their project, the Louisiana Lao New Year Archive, as part of the Of the People blog series featuring the 2022 awardees of the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants program. The […]

Apply to the 2023 Junior Fellows Program

The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its next Junior Fellows Program, a summer internship held remotely and onsite from May 22, 2023, to July 28, 2023. This 10-week, full-time paid internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning and conducting research using the resources of the largest library in the world. […]

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Alondra Ceballos

This blog post is the final in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the […]

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Ghazal Ghazi

This blog post is the fifth in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the […]

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Megan Bauerle

This blog post is the fourth in a series that features the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellows from the Library’s 2022 Junior Fellows program. These posts highlight each fellow and the projects they developed. CCDI funded six interns in this year’s virtual 10-week program. CCDI is part of the Library’s Mellon-funded Of the […]