Senator Burr Announces North Carolina Student Selected as 2012 Library of Congress Junior Fellow Summer Intern

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) proudly announced that Katherine Flanagan from New Bern, North Carolina was selected by a panel of Library of Congress curators and specialists to participate in the Library's 2012 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program.

"The Library of Congress is our nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and I am proud that one of our own students from North Carolina will have the opportunity to help preserve its material so that future generations may benefit and learn from its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions," Senator Burr said.

The Library of Congress was founded in 1800 and is home to unparalleled collections and resources. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, the Junior Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access standards, information management, and digital initiatives. In the past, summer interns have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems in the course of their work, representing the Library's rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets.

During the 10-week paid internship program, the interns will inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve and research a backlog of copyright or special-collections material in many different formats in various divisions. The focus of the program is on increasing access to the Library's collections and raising awareness of the Library's digital-preservation programs by making them better-known and accessible to members of Congress and researches, including scholars, students, teachers and the general public.