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CNM receives $3,500 grant from National Endowment for Humanities

The National Endowment for Humanities, in association with the American Library Association (ALA), has award the Central New Mexico Community College library a $3,500 programming grant as part of the NEH’s Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys program.

Jul 17, 2015

The grant will be used to host a “Let’s Talk About It” reading and discussion series featuring materials included in the Bookshelf, which is a collection of books, films and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslim societies in the United States and around the world.

NEH and the ALA compiled the Bookshelf based on the advice of scholars, librarians and other public programming experts. Support for the development and distribution of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, with additional support for the arts and media components from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

A total of 125 libraries and state humanities councils were awarded similar grants, including New Mexico Highlands University.

Poppy Johnson, director of CNM Libraries, says she is very excited that the library has been awarded this grant. “It will allow us to expand our intercultural materials and make our library more diverse,” she said.