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Public Libraries Bridging Cultures: Exploring Islamic History

August 29, 2012
Short Title
Public Libraries Bridging Cultures: Exploring Islamic History

Hear how to plan and implement successful public library programs that highlight Islamic history and culture. 


Is there a need in your library’s collection, and in your larger community, for authoritative and accessible resources about Muslim history, beliefs, and culture? The NEH grant initiative Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys will offer 1,000 libraries a collection of 25 books, three documentary films, and other resources to encourage exploration, conversation, understanding, and mutual respect between Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Experienced library programming experts will share their experiences presenting “Muslim Journeys” programs during the pilot phase, and offer ideas for submitting a successful grant proposal. Related video clips from the Ann Arbor (Mich.) District Library include American Sons: Reflections On Being Muslim, American Daughters: Reflections On Being Muslim in America, and Can I Get Some Respect? Flashpoints and Controversies On Religious Freedom. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the ALA Cultural Communities Fund.

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1 hour 5 minutes

Terrilyn Chun, programming and community outreach manager, Multnomah County Library (Portland, OR)

Tim Grimes, manager, community relations and marketing department, Ann Arbor District Library (Ann Arbor, MI)

Library Type
Academic / College
Job Functions
Resources and Program Starters
Professional Development/Training