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Library of Congress/HBCU Library Alliance Summer 2019 Intern Program

The Library of Congress has contracted with the HBCU Library Alliance to coordinate one fully-funded eight-week 2019 summer internship in library conservation and preservation. This is the second summer contract with Library of Congress for an intern to work and gain exposure at the largest library in the world. Thanks to Board Member Deanna Marcum, Ithaka S+R (NY), for the connection to Library of Congress. Jacob Nadal, Director of Preservation, will serve as site supervisor and mentor. Stephon Boykin, Claflin University (SC), has accepted the placement.

Stephon BoykinStephon is a junior double majoring in history and African American studies. His interest in preservation began while conducting research at Claflin University on the history of HBCU football using yearbooks and catalogs dating back to the early 20th century. Stephon plans to earn his Ph.D. in history and become a trained historian, thus allowing him to contribute by sharing memories of the past and inspiring others to consider careers in preservation.

The Library of Congress, founded in 1800, is the oldest federal cultural institution in the nation. As the largest library in the world and the main research arm of the U.S. Congress, Stephon will have access to a diverse source of knowledge that will inform and inspire his historical interests.

Congrats to Stephon Boykin!