Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Program

The Innovator in Residence Program is a competitive residency to work with Library of Congress digital collections. Labs established an Innovator in Residence Program (IIR) in 2017 to invite creative people to develop research concepts or projects inspired by the Library’s collections that demonstrate possibilities of how the Library relates to and enriches the work, life and imagination of the American people. By encouraging the expertise of outside voices to contribute short-term, high-impact projects, the residency will serve the Library’s Digital Strategic Plan by supporting creativity in emerging styles of research.

The areas of interest include, but are not limited to, creative computing, interaction design, digital humanities, data journalism, and art. Manifestations of the works may include applications, visualizations, art pieces, reports, podcasts, or video series. The IIR will have access to both publicly available and on-site only Library collections. The research concepts or projects will be displayed on the Library’s websites or in public spaces.

To be the 2021 Innovator in Residence, email a concept paper about what you could do with the Library’s collections to by March 15th, 2020. Project concept papers should consist of a vision statement and schedule and price estimates, and be no more than two pages in length. See the posting for more info: