☰ Menu
Join/Renew SHOT Contribute to SHOT


September 8th, 2022

Call for nominations for the Kluge Chairs at the Library of Congress (specifically Chair in Technology and Society)

Library of Congress. September 7, 2022

Dear colleague:

I write to solicit your nominations for the Kluge Chairs at the Library of Congress.

The Kluge Center in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building brings a small number of prominent scholars and thinkers to the Library of Congress every year to use the rich and often unique materials available here. Appointees are chosen on the basis of intellectual accomplishment, the ability to communicate ideas to a broad audience, and their relevance to the challenges faced by democracies in the 21st century. It is our hope that they will stimulate thinking by sharing their insight and analysis through informal discussions and formal presentations within the Center and the Library.

The Kluge Chairs are suited for the most accomplished and innovative scholars who are at the height of their creative and intellectual powers.

There are five Kluge Chairs:

Throughout their tenure at the Kluge Center, chair-holders have opportunities to interact formally and informally with Members of Congress, their staff, and other policymakers in Washington, DC, as well as with scholars from other disciplines in residence at the Library.

More information about the Kluge Center may be found on the website: https://www.loc.gov/programs/john-w-kluge-center/about-this-program/

To offer nominations for any of these chair positions, please provide the name and a short statement of rationale for up to three candidates per chair, and send via e-mail to klugechairs@loc.gov, without sharing news of your submission with colleagues or nominees.

We encourage you to re-nominate candidates you have previously nominated if their scholarship continues to be outstanding and attention-worthy.

This year’s submission deadline is October 17, 2022, which gives the Library ample time to conduct a rigorous evaluation in view of making offers on or around June 1, 2023 for appointments beginning in September 2024 and following.

I would be grateful if you would consider providing this valuable service to the Library and contributing to our effort to identify the very best scholars whose ideas hold the potential to positively impact scholarly and policy conversation on Capitol Hill.

With all good wishes,

Brent Yacobucci
Acting Director
The John W. Kluge Center