Applications Open for the Community Collections Grant Program!

The Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Community Collections grant program. These grants will support individuals or non-profit organizations in producing cultural documentation–photographs, interviews, audio or video recordings about their community from the community’s perspective. Materials gathered through this program will become part of […]

Support and FAQ for Community Collections program (for Individuals)

APPLYING FOR A LIBRARY OF CONGRESS “OF THE PEOPLE”  FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: COMMUNITY COLLECTIONS GRANT (INDIVIDUALS)/ #030ADV21R0636 Use the information found on this page along with the guidance in the Notice of Federal Opportunity to submit your application for the Community Collections grant program. Help Understanding this Funding Opportunity and Application Process Dates to Note Using […]

2021 Junior Fellows Program Begins

The Of the People blog will publish a series of interviews featuring the Library’s summer interns. This is an announcement of the Junior Fellows Program, one of the Mellon-sponsored programs. Forty-two undergraduate and graduate students recently began their participation in the Library’s Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program. The 2021 cohort marks the 30th class of Junior […]

Now Hiring! Program Director, Connecting Communities Digital Initiative

I am SO THRILLED to share that we are now accepting applications for the Program Director of the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI), part of our Of the People: Widening the Path initiative. This position reports to the Library’s Digital Strategy Director (me!). The person in this position will lead this exciting new effort to […]

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.