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Students Selected to Intern at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

(L to R) Kiersten Carr and Jessica Cushenberry

A big congratulations goes out to Kiersten Carr and Jessica Cushenberry, both of whom have been selected as interns at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for the summer of 2017.  For the past number of years, the Folklore Program has successfully placed interns at the Library, and Kiersten and Jessica continue this tradition.

Jessica Cushenberry will assist with a variety of archival processing projects, such as rehousing archival materials, creating databases or spreadsheets, and creating logs of archival sound recordings or moving images. She will also be working with the program staff to create a subject index for a series of articles appearing in the American Folklore Center’s publication Folklife Annual.  

Kiersten Carr will be primarily working with Library of Congress reference projects in the reading room. She will be working with the collections themselves, removing some unique items from the reading room to new locations. She will also be logging and writing descriptions for audio recordings to make them more easily accessible to patrons.