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Watson Library Receives Grant for Muslim Journeys Bookshelf

Islamic Books, Videos, Research Access Featured in Bounty of Materials

January 14, 2013

Wilmington College’s Watson Library will receive books and videos highlighting “Muslim Journeys” as a result of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The College expects twenty-five books and three films to be added to the library’s collection this month with additional materials, including bookmarks, bookplates and posters expected in mid-February. Access to a specialized research database also is included.

The Islamic study materials are designed to further the College’s developing relationship with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.

Watson Library staff, Marlaina Leppert-Wahl, assistant professor of social and political studies, and the ICGC, combined for a joint effort in securing the grant.

Jean Mulhern, library director, is pleased the library will be receiving the new materials.

“Our faculty and students will have enriched access to resources related to Islamic history, culture, and religion as the result of the grant collection that will be added to the Watson collections,” she said.

Wilmington College is among the 842 libraries and state humanities councils selected to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures initiative.