April 9, 2013
CPCC Libraries has recently received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to host the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. The Muslim Journeys project presents to the American public new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, practices, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
As part of the project, the library has received the following materials:
- The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys collection- currently on display on the first floor of the Central campus library and available for checkout on April 18.
- 1 year access to Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Additionally, as part of Sensoria, on April 17th at 11 am, the library will be hosting Shared History – Connected Lives, an event with readings from the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf and shared personal experiences of Muslims from the CPCC community.
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association, the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, Oxford University Press, and Twin Cities Public Television. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.