[Libs-Or] Reminder: Apply by October 25 for Muslim Journeys Bookshelf for Public & Academic Libraries

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Tue Oct 16 10:24:08 PDT 2012


ALA Connect posted a reminder today about the grant and programming opportunity, Muslim Journeys:
http://connect.ala.org/node/190661

The ALA Public Programs Office is (rather frantically) seeking applicants for a grant opportunity by October 25. The NEH's Bridging Cultures Bookshelf on Muslim Journeys will provide a collection of books, films, and other resources about Islamic history and culture to 1,000 public, academic and community college libraries. Prison libraries are also eligible to apply as public libraries, under the NEH eligibility guidelines.
The collection is worth >$1,000, and it comes with an invitation to apply for an extra $4,500 to convene reading and discussion programs using the books next year. To qualify for a grant, all you need to do is screen one of the documentary films in your library - that's it!

This is a fantastic opportunity to get an outstanding collection of new materials, as well as engage communities in conversation about history, art, religion, culture, and tolerance. Please apply, repost, and encourage the librarians you know to get involved! ALA membership is not required, and inquiries may be directed to publicprograms at ala.org<mailto:publicprograms at ala.org> or lcastle at ala.org<mailto:lcastle at ala.org>.

Apply online by 10/25: www.programminglibrarian.org/muslimjourneys<http://www.programminglibrarian.org/muslimjourneys>
Also, find out more about a matching grant option, deadline 11/1: http://www.ala.org/news/pr?id=11635

FYI,
Jen

Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
503.378.5011
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

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"The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a collection of books, films, and other resources<http://www.programminglibrarian.org/muslimjourneys/mj-about.html#collection> chosen with a view to familiarizing the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world. It is intended to address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.

Through it, NEH and ALA seek to provide 1,000 public, academic, and community college libraries-and in turn their patrons-with a selection of resources chosen especially for public audiences, based on the advice of scholars, librarians, and other humanities educators and program experts. Libraries are invited to review the grant guidelines<http://www.programminglibrarian.org/muslimjourneys/mj-guidelines.html>, use this site to plan programs<http://www.programminglibrarian.org/muslimjourneys/mj-resources.html>, and apply online<http://apply.ala.org/muslimjourneys/> for the collection, June 15-October 25, 2012 (previously September 25)."
For more information, see the email below, visit http://www.programminglibrarian.org/assets/files/muslim/mj-email-view.html, or visit www.programminglibrarian.org/muslimjourneys<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3771&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us>.

FYI,
Jen

Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
503.378.5011
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>


From: ALA Public Programs Office [mailto:publicprograms at ala.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:00 AM
To: Jennifer Maurer
Subject: New deadline, cash grants - Apply by October 25 for Muslim Journeys Bookshelf


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[Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Muslim Journeys]



[Muslim artwork]The ALA Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced some important updates to the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant program.

In addition to receiving this outstanding collection of materials<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3770&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us> to facilitate public programs and vibrant community discussions, the 1,000 sites selected will be eligible in January 2013 to apply for a programming grant of up to $4,500 to support a Let's Talk About It<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3780&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us> reading and discussion series. NEH and ALA will provide thematic essays, promotional support and professional training to prepare libraries for hosting the popular series in public, academic and community college libraries.

To participate in the Bookshelf, your library need only offer one program for public audiences that highlights Islamic culture using collection materials. Many libraries may wish to screen one of the documentary films, which will come with public performance rights included and ready-to-implement discussion program guides written by national project scholars. For more program ideas, please register for one of two free webinars available for prospective applicants:

  *   Public Libraries Bridging Cultures: Exploring Islamic History
Wednesday, August 29, 2 p.m. Central
Learn more and register<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3781&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us>
  *   Outreach Opportunity for Academic Libraries: Bridging Cultures Bookshelf
Wednesday, September 12, 2 p.m. Central
Learn more and register<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3782&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us>

To learn more and begin your application, visit www.programminglibrarian.org/muslimjourneys<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3771&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us>. To encourage the maximum number of library applications, the deadline for this application has been extended to October 25 (previously September 25).

As a reminder, each of the 1,000 sites selected by NEH and ALA will receive:

  *   a collection of 25 books that highlight the pluralism of cultural forms and traditions within the Muslim World;
  *   three documentary films with public performance rights;
  *   a one-year subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online, which will allow libraries access to primary source documents and current works of scholarship;
  *   bonus resources to support programs for public audiences including thematic essays, discussion questions, podcasts, and proprietary film and Internet content;
  *   materials to support program promotion, including bookmarks, posters and bookplates; and
  *   eligibility to apply for up to $4,500 to support a Let's Talk About It<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3780&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us> reading and discussion series.

For more information, including complete lists of books and films<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3770&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us>, theme<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3772&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us>s<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3772&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us>, and resources<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3773&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us> to help get your application started, visit
www.programminglibrarian.org/muslimjourneys<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3771&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us> or
www.neh.gov/divisions/bridging-cultures<http://maildogmanager.com/link.html?url=3774&client=ala1&campaign=1137&email=jennifer.maurer@state.or.us>.

All of the materials and resources included in Muslim Journeys have been selected with the advice of scholars, librarians, and cultural programming experts. With questions about this grant opportunity, please contact the ALA Public Programs Office at publicprograms at ala.org<mailto:publicprograms at ala.org>.

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf is a project of NEH and the ALA Public Programs Office, offered with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts. Bridging Cultures is an NEH initiative that engages the power of the humanities to promote understanding and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States and abroad.


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