The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a collection of 15-20 books selected to help public audiences in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims around the world, including those within the U.S. The Bookshelf will be awarded to 1,000 libraries across the country in December 2012, for use in presenting public programs in 2013. Advisors to the project include distinguished scholars knowledgeable about Muslim worlds, librarians, and other cultural programming experts. A companion website will expand the resources available for reading, understanding, discussing, and going beyond the limited scope of the books.
Muslim Journeys is presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in cooperation with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Public Programs Office.
Public libraries, community college and academic libraries, and state humanities councils are eligible to apply for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.
Applications are invited from June 15, 2012 through September 25, 2012.
For more details go to http://www.ala.org/programming/muslimjourneys