Tuesday, August 07, 2012
ALA/NEH: Muslim Journeys, a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Grant Program
Deadline: September 25, 2012
Apply for the opportunity to help your patrons understand the people, places, history, faith, and culture of Muslims in the U.S. and around the world. 1,000 recipients will receive a collection of 25 books that highlight pluralism of cultural forms and traditions within the Muslim world; three documentary films; a subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online; additional resources such as essays, discussion questions and podcasts; and materials to support program promotion, including bookmarks, posters, and bookplates. These grants are provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities in collaboration with the ALA Public Programs Office.
All public libraries, community college and academic libraries, and state and territorial humanities councils in the US and its territories are eligible to apply for the Muslim Journeys collection.
In return for receiving a Bookshelf, libraries are required to organize programs that introduce the books and the Muslim Journeys themes to the library’s patrons and the broader community.
For more information, visit the website to review the grant guidelines, plan programs, and apply online for the collection.