Muskogee, OK – Connors State College is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf includes the following titles, organized by theme:
Pathways of Faith
Points of View
Art Architecture and Film
The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.
For additional information about these new materials, contact Becky Rayborn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 918-684-5408 or Dr. Pamela Louderback, email@example.com, 918-812-8978. To obtain copies of program materials, please contact either Becky Rayborn or Dr. Pamela Louderback.
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 Bridging Cultures initiative highlights the importance of civility in American life and embraces the role of libraries in fostering community conversations that bring the humanities to the public in new ways. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf 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. Local support is provided by the Oklahoma Humanities Council.
Connors State College and Northeastern State University Muskogee Campuses have a cooperative partnership of co-located campuses where members of both faculty/staff use combined services on the same property . The Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys grant is a combined effort of one member of each staff from these two libraries who have collaborated to obtain the grant award. These two individuals will be working in partnership to present the programs for this award.
One program will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013, from 1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. in the campus library located at 2404 W. Shawnee, Muskogee, OK. During this program, the books received from the grant will be presented, a video, Prince Among Slaves, will be shown and a time for discussion will be provided. Refreshments will be served.
To sign up, contact Becky Rayborn or Dr. Pamela Louderback.