Borisova ’17 Serves as Library of Congress Junior Fellow
Aug. 16, 2019
BLOOMINGTON, Ill — Boryana Borisova ’17 experienced the integrated analog and digital
collections and services of the world's largest, all-inclusive library while serving
as a junior fellow with the Library of Congress this summer.
As a junior fellow, Borisova worked to manage, preserve and share the library’s collections
and resources. Her focus was on the Russian Cyrillic Priority 4 Collection which consists
of 600 Russian books published between 1880 and 1940.
“I am very grateful to IWU for introducing me to the Russian sphere, as well as the
humanities,” Borisova said. She specifically credited recently retired Isaac Funk
Professor of Russian Studies Marina Balina and attributed her initial interest in
librarianship to The Ames Library Reserves and Digital Services Coordinator Amy Sutter, and other members of the Ames
Borisova said the focus of the Library of Congress program is designed to increase
access to special, legal and copyright collections, and to promote awareness and appreciation
of the Library’s services to researchers including Congressional members, scholars,
students, teachers, and the general public.
Borisova previously participated in a Boren Fellowship in Kazakhstan. She will return to Indiana University this fall where she will begin her final semester
of a master’s program in information science.