Rice-Aron Library Awarded Muslim Journeys Collection

Amer in the LibraryOn May 6, the Rice-Aron library celebrated the Muslim Journeys collection recently awarded to the college, with a small tea party featuring anise-turmeric cakes. Marlboro College is one of 840 libraries across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys collection from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The collection is designed to familiarize readers with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf includes books and DVDs on themes ranging from the biographies of American Muslims to Muslim architecture and film. Marlboro’s celebration included comments from religion professor Amer Latif, who collaborated with library director Emily Alling in applying for the grant and who shared his thoughts on the importance of finding unity among all peoples.