U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced that the Library of Congress has selected Mahoning Valley student Emma Esperon of Canfield as one of the 41 participants in the library’s 2013 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program.
“Ohio students are the young people who will become the next generation of leaders. I am proud that Emma has been offered the opportunity to participate in one of our nation’s prestigious internship programs,” said Brown.
“Ms. Esperon’s family and the entire Canfield community should be proud of this driven young woman who embodies the integrity and intellectual insight needed to uphold the values of our nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, the Library of Congress.”
Esperon, who was chosen from among nearly 1,100 applicants by a panel of library curators and specialists, will work as a fellow for 10 weeks in the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the Internship Program.
Library of Congress Junior Fellows are exposed to a wide range of library work.
The program is focused 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 researchers, including scholars, students, teachers and the general public.
Since the founding of the program, summer interns have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical pieces of significance.