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An Adventure of the American Mind: Joining Educators and Students With Library of Congress Resources


Karin Hedberg
Assistant to National Director
E-mail ([email protected])

Welcome to the Adventure of the American Mind administration page. This section provides the information and documentation necessary to administer the AAM program.

If you are new to the program, we are pleased that you are interested in partnering with The Education and Research Consortium of the Western Carolinas in a program designed to enhance the quality of education through the use of technology and the vast online digital resources of the Library of Congress.

View a self-running, brief presentation on the history of the AAM program and a timeline for getting started (Download, 330KB).

Partner Handbook (2MB PDF)

The Partner Handbook is the first resource for new directors beginning an AAM program and provides the information and documentation necessary for this phase of program development. It also serves as an ongoing reference guide for directors and staff.
For additional information, clarification, and guidance contact the AAM Business Manager.

Partner Meetings

The Education and Research Consortium hosts three AAM Partner meetings per year. The AAM management team uses these meetings as an outlet for providing Directors with Program information such as strategic planning, special project updates, administrative changes, and reports submitted to the Library of Congress. The AAM Partner meetings also provide an excellent forum for Partner Directors to exchange program related ideas and experiences. The Partner Meetings web page provides details on meeting agendas, locations, directions, and lodging options.

Conference Calendar

This calendar of selected educational conferences is provided for the convenience and planning of AAM Partners.

AAM Partner Contact List

The AAM Partner contact list is a link to the wealth of diverse experience and information available from our program directors and their staff. The AAM community is highly collaborative and we urge all current, new and future partners and their staff to make contact with their colleagues.

Collateral Materials

Here AAM Partners can find various documents and templates to assist in the development of web sites, AAM-related documents, and more, and the AAM logo in a variety of file formats.

Quotes from AAM Teachers:

"This (the LOC) is an incredible resource. I can't believe that I had not heard of it before."

Anon., Teacher - SIU-Edwardsville

An Adventure of the American Mind is a Library of Congress funded program, administered through the ERC.
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