Public Libraries Bridging Cultures: Exploring Islamic History
Original presentation date: August 29, 2012
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.