July 10, 2012
Bridging Cultures

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, is accepting applications through September 25 for Muslim Journeys, a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf program.

In January 2013, up to 1,000 public libraries, community college and academic libraries, and state humanities councils will be selected to receive:

  • a collection of 25 books that highlight the pluralism of cultural forms and traditions within the Muslim World
  • three documentary films, with public performance rights
  • a one-year subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online, which will allow libraries access to primary source documents and current works of scholarship
  • bonus resources to support programs for public audiences including thematic essays, discussion questions, podcasts, and proprietary film and Internet content
  • materials to support program promotion, including bookmarks, posters and bookplates.

The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. All of the materials and resources included in the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf have been selected with the advice of scholars, librarians and cultural programming experts.

To apply or receive more information, visit www.programminglibrarian.org/muslimjourneys.

Bridging Cultures is an NEH initiative that engages the power of the humanities to promote understanding and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States and abroad.

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