The Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement at the Library of Congress is seeking applications from current upper elementary or middle school teachers for one Teacher in Residence position during the 2022-23 school year. Details about the position and application are available here.
Previous Teachers in Residence have led professional development workshops, conducted original research, developed teaching materials, written for publication, and led and supported projects to reach a diverse audience of educators nationwide.
This year specifically, the TIR will focus their work and expertise on the development of content and programs for the Southwest Corridor, a participatory space for youth ages 9–13 that will open on the ground floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building in 2024. The Corridor will be a place where curiosity is valued, research is modeled, and community is celebrated. This space will be unique and wholly new to the Library. It will be a place where families can engage with reproductions of Library materials in a research-style experience, and will serve as a platform for school field trips and workshops.
In order to best serve these audiences, the Library is seeking a classroom teacher with experience with upper elementary or middle grades (grades 3-5 and/or 6-8) and familiarity with primary sources as teaching tools to advise on content development and to create an original student workshop for visiting school groups that align with the project’s learning goals. It is expected that the TIR will also serve as a conduit to the TPS consortium, keeping Library partners across the country informed about, and engaged with, the onsite educational program plans.
Browse these blog posts to learn more about the work of past and current Teachers in Residence.