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* 1.Have you previously held a position with the Library of Congress? If yes, choose one of more of the following employment relationships. (Choose all that apply.)
  1. No
  2. I held a permanent appointment.
  3. I held a temporary appointment.
  4. I was an intern.
  5. I was a volunteer.
  6. I was a fellow.
  7. I was a contractor.


* 2.Please indicate your FIRST choice of subject matter area placement. (Selection does not guarantee placement in this area.)
  1. Office of the Librarian, World Digital Library,
    Project Name: World Digital Library. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Writing ability; foreign language abilities and interest in foreign cultures a plus.
  2. Copyright Office,
    Project Name: Copyright Historical Records. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  3. Law Library of Congress,
    Project Name: United Nations Gazettes. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Good attention to detail; organizational skills; ability to create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  4. Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Program,
    Project Name: Digital Preservation Policies/Practices Analysis. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with wiki documentation tools.
  5. Center for the Book,
    Project Name: Young Readers Center Outreach and Collection Development. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of social media; knowledge of books for young people.
  6. Veterans History Project,
    Project name: Digital Preservation Workflows. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Some prior experience working in an archive; knowledge of US military history and Microsoft Access.
  7. Binding & Collections Care Division,
    Project name: Capturing the Preservation Action (Mass Deacidification) for Statistical Analysis. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Integrated Library System searching and structure; use of Microsoft Excel.
  8. Conservation Division,
    Project name: Conservation Division Website Refreshment. Skills/Knowledge Desired: High level computer skills including Web writing and Web design; knowledge of Dreamweaver™ software; ability to do html encoding; clear writing and editing ability; ability to follow instructions; patience; self-motivation.
  9. Preservation Research & Testing Division,
    Project name: Degraded Audio and Video Magnetic Media Identification and Characterization. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Basic laboratory skills; computer skills including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  10. Preservation Research & Testing Division,
    Project name: ASTM 100 Year Paper Aging Study. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to follow directions and record data.
  11. Preservation Research & Testing Division,
    Project name: 1513 Ptolemy Geographia Altas. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Background in one of the physical sciences, with chemistry or materials science preferred.
  12. Geography & Map Division,
    Project name: Civil War Map Geospatial Portal.
  13. Geography & Map Division,
    Project name: Vicente Sebastián Pintado Papers (1781-1842). Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access; knowledge of Spanish language; background in library science.
  14. Geography & Map Division,
    Project name: GIS Project Names and Metadata Standardization. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Computer file management skills (creating and organizing digital directories and files); knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access; knowledge of GIS software such as ArcView, ArcGIS, ArcExplorer.
  15. African & Middle Eastern Division,
    Project name: Afghanistan Un-cataloged Serials and Rare Book Project. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Afghan history and publishing trends; knowledge of Dari Persian and Pashto language.
  16. African & Middle Eastern Division,
    Project name: African Pamphlet Collection Finding Aid. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Strong organizational and analytical skills; knowledge of South African languages such as French or Portuguese.
  17. African & Middle Eastern Division,
    Project name: Bibliographic Research on Sudan and South Sudan (2010 to present). Skills/Knowledge Desired: Basic knowledge of bibliographic searching.
  18. African & Middle Eastern Division,
    Project name: Persian Rare Book and Manuscript Hand List. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read Persian.
  19. Music Division,
    Project name: Music Bibliographic Access. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Microsoft Access; ability to read music and interpret the content of a score.
  20. Music Division,
    Project name: Concert Office Commission Database. No specific skills/knowledge required.
  21. Music Division,
    Project name: Digital Projects in the Music Division. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Microsoft Access; some knowledge of music and music history.
  22. Science, Technology & Business Division,
    Project name: Japanese World War II Documents. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read Japanese.
  23. Science, Technology & Business Division,
    Project name: Science Education in the 21st Century. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Some interest in science education.
  24. Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division,
    Project name: Identifying and Processing Sound Recordings. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access; attention to detail; research skills; interest in recorded sound history.
  25. Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division,
    Project name: Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of databases, scanning, word processing, some web design; attention to detail; research skills.
  26. Collection Access, Loan & Management Division,
    Project name: Carvalho Monteiro’s Collection: Improving Access. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.
  27. Collection Access, Loan & Management Division,
    Project name: Miniature Collections. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.
  28. Rare Book & Special Collections Division,
    Project name: Copyright Deposit Collection (1870-1897). Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  29. Rare Book & Special Collections Division,
    Project name: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection Archive. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel and Word; ability to read Italian, French or German; interest in rare books and database construction.
  30. Hispanic Division,
    Project name: Online Exhibition “The United States and the Mexican Revolution”. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read Spanish; some familiarity with Mexican and US history.
  31. Manuscript Division,
    Project name: Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund Internship. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with web applications; knowledge of American history; ability to communicate effectively in writing; knowledge of integrated library systems; basic library applications; and other information technologies.
  32. Manuscript Division,
    Project name: Manuscript Collections Processing. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of American history and culture; ability to organize, describe and preserve manuscript material.
  33. Asian Division,
    Project name: Indexing Information on China in Library of Congress Reports. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Chinese language helpful.
  34. Humanities & Social Sciences Division,
    Project name: Digitization of Baseball and Sports Manuals (Pre-1924)Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to search the Integrated Library System online catalog; ability to prepare and organize material.
  35. Humanities & Social Sciences Division,
    Project name: Main Reading Room Video. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Video experience including scripting, editing and filming.
  36. Prints & Photographs Division,
    Project name: Roll Call Newspaper Photo Morgue. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Visual literacy; communication skills; organizational and analytical skill.
  37. Prints & Photographs Division,
    Project name: Congressional Quarterly News Photo Morgue. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Visual literacy; communication skills; organizational and analytical skills.


* 3.Please indicate your SECOND choice of subject matter area placement. (Selection does not guarantee placement in this area.)
  1. Office of the Librarian, World Digital Library,
    Project Name: World Digital Library. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Writing ability; foreign language abilities and interest in foreign cultures a plus.
  2. Copyright Office,
    Project Name: Copyright Historical Records. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  3. Law Library of Congress,
    Project Name: United Nations Gazettes. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Good attention to detail; organizational skills; ability to create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  4. Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Program,
    Project Name: Digital Preservation Policies/Practices Analysis. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with wiki documentation tools.
  5. Center for the Book,
    Project Name: Young Readers Center Outreach and Collection Development. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of social media; knowledge of books for young people.
  6. Veterans History Project,
    Project name: Digital Preservation Workflows. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Some prior experience working in an archive; knowledge of US military history and Microsoft Access.
  7. Binding & Collections Care Division,
    Project name: Capturing the Preservation Action (Mass Deacidification) for Statistical Analysis. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Integrated Library System searching and structure; use of Microsoft Excel.
  8. Conservation Division,
    Project name: Conservation Division Website Refreshment. Skills/Knowledge Desired: High level computer skills including Web writing and Web design; knowledge of Dreamweaver™ software; ability to do html encoding; clear writing and editing ability; ability to follow instructions; patience; self-motivation.
  9. Preservation Research & Testing Division,
    Project name: Degraded Audio and Video Magnetic Media Identification and Characterization. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Basic laboratory skills; computer skills including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  10. Preservation Research & Testing Division,
    Project name: ASTM 100 Year Paper Aging Study. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to follow directions and record data.
  11. Preservation Research & Testing Division,
    Project name: 1513 Ptolemy Geographia Altas. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Background in one of the physical sciences, with chemistry or materials science preferred.
  12. Geography & Map Division,
    Project name: Civil War Map Geospatial Portal.
  13. Geography & Map Division,
    Project name: Vicente Sebastián Pintado Papers (1781-1842). Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access; knowledge of Spanish language; background in library science.
  14. Geography & Map Division,
    Project name: GIS Project Names and Metadata Standardization. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Computer file management skills (creating and organizing digital directories and files); knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access; knowledge of GIS software such as ArcView, ArcGIS, ArcExplorer.
  15. African & Middle Eastern Division,
    Project name: Afghanistan Un-cataloged Serials and Rare Book Project. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Afghan history and publishing trends; knowledge of Dari Persian and Pashto language.
  16. African & Middle Eastern Division,
    Project name: African Pamphlet Collection Finding Aid. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Strong organizational and analytical skills; knowledge of South African languages such as French or Portuguese.
  17. African & Middle Eastern Division,
    Project name: Bibliographic Research on Sudan and South Sudan (2010 to present). Skills/Knowledge Desired: Basic knowledge of bibliographic searching.
  18. African & Middle Eastern Division,
    Project name: Persian Rare Book and Manuscript Hand List. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read Persian.
  19. Music Division,
    Project name: Music Bibliographic Access. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Microsoft Access; ability to read music and interpret the content of a score.
  20. Music Division,
    Project name: Concert Office Commission Database. No specific skills/knowledge required.
  21. Music Division,
    Project name: Digital Projects in the Music Division. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Microsoft Access; some knowledge of music and music history.
  22. Science, Technology & Business Division,
    Project name: Japanese World War II Documents. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read Japanese.
  23. Science, Technology & Business Division,
    Project name: Science Education in the 21st Century. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Some interest in science education.
  24. Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division,
    Project name: Identifying and Processing Sound Recordings. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access; attention to detail; research skills; interest in recorded sound history.
  25. Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division,
    Project name: Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of databases, scanning, word processing, some web design; attention to detail; research skills.
  26. Collection Access, Loan & Management Division,
    Project name: Carvalho Monteiro’s Collection: Improving Access. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.
  27. Collection Access, Loan & Management Division,
    Project name: Miniature Collections. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.
  28. Rare Book & Special Collections Division,
    Project name: Copyright Deposit Collection (1870-1897). Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  29. Rare Book & Special Collections Division,
    Project name: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection Archive. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel and Word; ability to read Italian, French or German; interest in rare books and database construction.
  30. Hispanic Division,
    Project name: Online Exhibition “The United States and the Mexican Revolution”. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read Spanish; some familiarity with Mexican and US history.
  31. Manuscript Division,
    Project name: Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund Internship. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with web applications; knowledge of American history; ability to communicate effectively in writing; knowledge of integrated library systems; basic library applications; and other information technologies.
  32. Manuscript Division,
    Project name: Manuscript Collections Processing. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of American history and culture; ability to organize, describe and preserve manuscript material.
  33. Asian Division,
    Project name: Indexing Information on China in Library of Congress Reports. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Chinese language helpful.
  34. Humanities & Social Sciences Division,
    Project name: Digitization of Baseball and Sports Manuals (Pre-1924)Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to search the Integrated Library System online catalog; ability to prepare and organize material.
  35. Humanities & Social Sciences Division,
    Project name: Main Reading Room Video. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Video experience including scripting, editing and filming.
  36. Prints & Photographs Division,
    Project name: Roll Call Newspaper Photo Morgue. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Visual literacy; communication skills; organizational and analytical skill.
  37. Prints & Photographs Division,
    Project name: Congressional Quarterly News Photo Morgue. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Visual literacy; communication skills; organizational and analytical skills.


* 4.Please indicate your THIRD choice of subject matter area placement. (Selection does not guarantee placement in this area.)
  1. Office of the Librarian, World Digital Library,
    Project Name: World Digital Library. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Writing ability; foreign language abilities and interest in foreign cultures a plus.
  2. Copyright Office,
    Project Name: Copyright Historical Records. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  3. Law Library of Congress,
    Project Name: United Nations Gazettes. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Good attention to detail; organizational skills; ability to create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  4. Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Program,
    Project Name: Digital Preservation Policies/Practices Analysis. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with wiki documentation tools.
  5. Center for the Book,
    Project Name: Young Readers Center Outreach and Collection Development. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of social media; knowledge of books for young people.
  6. Veterans History Project,
    Project name: Digital Preservation Workflows. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Some prior experience working in an archive; knowledge of US military history and Microsoft Access.
  7. Binding & Collections Care Division,
    Project name: Capturing the Preservation Action (Mass Deacidification) for Statistical Analysis. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Integrated Library System searching and structure; use of Microsoft Excel.
  8. Conservation Division,
    Project name: Conservation Division Website Refreshment. Skills/Knowledge Desired: High level computer skills including Web writing and Web design; knowledge of Dreamweaver™ software; ability to do html encoding; clear writing and editing ability; ability to follow instructions; patience; self-motivation.
  9. Preservation Research & Testing Division,
    Project name: Degraded Audio and Video Magnetic Media Identification and Characterization. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Basic laboratory skills; computer skills including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  10. Preservation Research & Testing Division,
    Project name: ASTM 100 Year Paper Aging Study. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to follow directions and record data.
  11. Preservation Research & Testing Division,
    Project name: 1513 Ptolemy Geographia Altas. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Background in one of the physical sciences, with chemistry or materials science preferred.
  12. Geography & Map Division,
    Project name: Civil War Map Geospatial Portal.
  13. Geography & Map Division,
    Project name: Vicente Sebastián Pintado Papers (1781-1842). Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access; knowledge of Spanish language; background in library science.
  14. Geography & Map Division,
    Project name: GIS Project Names and Metadata Standardization. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Computer file management skills (creating and organizing digital directories and files); knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access; knowledge of GIS software such as ArcView, ArcGIS, ArcExplorer.
  15. African & Middle Eastern Division,
    Project name: Afghanistan Un-cataloged Serials and Rare Book Project. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Afghan history and publishing trends; knowledge of Dari Persian and Pashto language.
  16. African & Middle Eastern Division,
    Project name: African Pamphlet Collection Finding Aid. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Strong organizational and analytical skills; knowledge of South African languages such as French or Portuguese.
  17. African & Middle Eastern Division,
    Project name: Bibliographic Research on Sudan and South Sudan (2010 to present). Skills/Knowledge Desired: Basic knowledge of bibliographic searching.
  18. African & Middle Eastern Division,
    Project name: Persian Rare Book and Manuscript Hand List. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read Persian.
  19. Music Division,
    Project name: Music Bibliographic Access. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Microsoft Access; ability to read music and interpret the content of a score.
  20. Music Division,
    Project name: Concert Office Commission Database. No specific skills/knowledge required.
  21. Music Division,
    Project name: Digital Projects in the Music Division. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Microsoft Access; some knowledge of music and music history.
  22. Science, Technology & Business Division,
    Project name: Japanese World War II Documents. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read Japanese.
  23. Science, Technology & Business Division,
    Project name: Science Education in the 21st Century. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Some interest in science education.
  24. Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division,
    Project name: Identifying and Processing Sound Recordings. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access; attention to detail; research skills; interest in recorded sound history.
  25. Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division,
    Project name: Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of databases, scanning, word processing, some web design; attention to detail; research skills.
  26. Collection Access, Loan & Management Division,
    Project name: Carvalho Monteiro’s Collection: Improving Access. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.
  27. Collection Access, Loan & Management Division,
    Project name: Miniature Collections. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.
  28. Rare Book & Special Collections Division,
    Project name: Copyright Deposit Collection (1870-1897). Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  29. Rare Book & Special Collections Division,
    Project name: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection Archive. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel and Word; ability to read Italian, French or German; interest in rare books and database construction.
  30. Hispanic Division,
    Project name: Online Exhibition “The United States and the Mexican Revolution”. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to read Spanish; some familiarity with Mexican and US history.
  31. Manuscript Division,
    Project name: Mary Wolfskill Trust Fund Internship. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Familiarity with web applications; knowledge of American history; ability to communicate effectively in writing; knowledge of integrated library systems; basic library applications; and other information technologies.
  32. Manuscript Division,
    Project name: Manuscript Collections Processing. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of American history and culture; ability to organize, describe and preserve manuscript material.
  33. Asian Division,
    Project name: Indexing Information on China in Library of Congress Reports. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Knowledge of Chinese language helpful.
  34. Humanities & Social Sciences Division,
    Project name: Digitization of Baseball and Sports Manuals (Pre-1924)Skills/Knowledge Desired: Ability to search the Integrated Library System online catalog; ability to prepare and organize material.
  35. Humanities & Social Sciences Division,
    Project name: Main Reading Room Video. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Video experience including scripting, editing and filming.
  36. Prints & Photographs Division,
    Project name: Roll Call Newspaper Photo Morgue. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Visual literacy; communication skills; organizational and analytical skill.
  37. Prints & Photographs Division,
    Project name: Congressional Quarterly News Photo Morgue. Skills/Knowledge Desired: Visual literacy; communication skills; organizational and analytical skills.