Welcome to ProgrammingLibrarian.org’s Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys website.

This site has been designed to serve as a resource for the 953 libraries and state humanities councils that were selected to receive a Muslim Journeys Bookshelf grant, as well as the 125 libraries and state humanities councils selected to receive a Let’s Talk About It (LTAI): Muslim Journeys programming grant. If you are a grant project director, please use the tabs at the top of this site to access grant guidelines, programming resources, workshop information, application and final report login pages, and more.

The Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys collection has been organized around five themes, including American Stories, Connected Histories, Literary Reflections, Pathways of Faith, and Points of View. The collection also includes a section about art, architecture, and film. The Bookshelf is intended to address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices, and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. LTAI Muslim Journeys is designed for libraries seeking to provide additional opportunities for informed, scholar-led discussion in their communities about these themes.

To find a Muslim Journeys reading and discussion event near you, please see the schedule of “Let’s Talk About It” programs planned at 138 sites across the country, September 2013 through August 2014.

Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television.