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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • CCC awarded Muslim Journeys Bookshelf items

  • Corning Community College (CCC) is pleased to announce that CCC’s Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library has been awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of books, films, and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

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  • Corning Community College (CCC) is pleased to announce that CCC’s Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library has been awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of books, films, and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
    CCC’s Library is one of 842 libraries and state humanities councils in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that received this award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
    “We are excited to add the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf materials to the Library’s collection and provide programming opportunities to help further broaden the worldview of students and community members,”,” said Sarah Weisman, Associate Dean of Learning Resources, who oversees CCC’s Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library.
    The Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library will be hosting a number of public programs related to this grant, including a speaker from Cornell University and a film screening and discussion with members of the CCC faculty.
     The nearby Southeast Steuben County Public Library is another local recipient of this grant award.
    Developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) based on the advice of scholars, librarians, and other public programming experts, the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is intended to address both the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.
     Each participating library has received 25 books, 3 films, and access for one year to the reference resource .
    The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the NEH, conducted in cooperation with the ALA, 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.
    For more information about the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf and upcoming programs at CCC, please contact Sarah Weisman at 607-962-9385, email , or visit www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2013-01-09.

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