iSchool Alumna Linnea Eberhart Accepts New Position

School of Information (iSchool) alumna Linnea Eberhart (MSI ’24) has recently accepted a new position starting this summer as one of the 2024 Librarians-in-Residence (LIRs) with the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

“The LIR program is an opportunity to both utilize the skills and education I have developed to date while also allowing me to learn more about my new profession and develop the specific reference skills that will help me in future positions,” Eberhart said.

Eberhart will be working in the Public Services Division of the Law Library to provide legal research, reference, instruction, and outreach services. The LIR program is designed for early-career librarians, so there are opportunities to participate in enrichment assignments with a cohort of peers and receive one-on-one mentoring.

When asked what excites her most for this position, Eberhart shared, “For a book lover, what job could possibly be better than one at the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world? I honestly can’t think of a better place to start my law librarian career.”

Eberhart was an intellectual property attorney advising clients on trademark and copyright issues in Orlando, Florida, prior to enrolling in the iSchool. After changing gears to pursue her Master’s, Eberhart realized she is where she is meant to be. “While my experiences have been varied over the years, it’s been interesting to see how past skills have helped even in my current endeavors and I appreciate all the moments that got me to where I am today,” Eberhart said.

“My time at the College of Communication and Information has taught me that there is space to be creative and have fun with my new career,” Eberhart said. “At CCI, I’ve been challenged to make my own graphic novel, create a digital story, collaborate with my peers on presentations, and really tap into my creativity.”