During the Fall semester of 2013, the The American University in Cairo was selected to participate in the Great Lakes College Association’s Library of Congress Research Initiative, which brought three students, one librarian and one faculty member to Washington D.C. for two weeks to work on a research project. Throughout their stay in D.C. the team worked closely with Library Congress librarians and archivists to locate and utilize unique resources that greatly enhanced their research project.
The group had a once in a lifetime opportunity, and the students throughly enjoyed working in the Library of Congress.
The poster will outline steps taken to create a successful proposal as well as, outline the unique program that is open to many AMICAL members
Participants will learn more about the the Great Lakes College Association’s Library of Congress Research Initiative and receive suggestions for successful applications.
Participants will also see a unique example of a successful librarian-faculty relationship.