East Campus Library Receives Muslim Journeys Bookshelf

Valencia’s East Campus Library has been selected as one of 800 libraries to receive the Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association.

The program aims to familiarize public audiences with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Throughout the year, the East Campus humanities department will be hosting a series of events, reading circles, and presentations that address the varied themes of the bookshelf. Look for notices on the Valencia Events Calendar.

The bookshelf was brought to Valencia through a grant that was written and submitted by Areej Zufari, professor of humanities with support from the Resource Development Office. An additional application to bring a bookshelf to the West Campus Library is currently pending.

If you have a project idea or know of a grant you would like to apply for, please contact the Resource Development Office.

4 Comments

  • concerned said:

    Interesting use of funds. How about a Christian bookshelf and a Jewish bookshelf and a Buddhist bookshelf and a Hindu bookshelf, etc.

    PMWed, 13 Mar 2013 13:48:33 +0000Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:48:33 +0000pm13,1:48 pm

    • Guest said:

      I am certain that if you check carefully, you will find books dealing with issues related, either directly or indirectly, to the Judeo-Christian experience, as it is generally "over-represented" in American libraries.

      PMMon, 22 Apr 2013 18:41:24 +0000Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:41:24 +0000pm13,6:41 pm

  • Hassan El Idrissi said:

    @concerned:
    The bookshelf was brought to Valencia through a grant that was written and submitted by Areej Zufari, professor of humanities with support from the Resource Development Office.
    I hope that next comments will be more positive. Salam = Peace.

    AMThu, 14 Mar 2013 08:50:16 +0000Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:50:16 +0000am13,8:50 am

  • Areej said:

    The East Campus Humanities and Foreign Language Department is honored to receive this grant awarded by the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Library Association.

    The nature of the grant is to explore various aspects of the Muslim Journey; this topic and its scope were determined by the National Endowment of the Humanities. Topics include the Abrahamic faiths, Medieval Spain, Contemporary Fiction, and Personal perspectives of political/controversial events.

    Valencia's commitment to diversity is evident through endeavors like these. It is our hope to continue to enrich Valencia's academic environment with more opportunities to expose our students to diverse cultures and ideas.

    PMMon, 25 Mar 2013 13:23:28 +0000Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:23:28 +0000pm13,1:23 pm

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