Muslim Journeys and Your Community: Managing Controversy, Maximizing Impact

Islam is the second-most widely practiced faith in the world, and international news items focus on events in Muslim-majority societies daily. Librarians face the unique challenge of reaching patrons with requested information and programming regarding this often unfamiliar culture, while managing reactions from others who may hold Islamophobic or anti-Muslim prejudices. Librarians participating in the NEH’s Bridging Cultures Muslim Journeys initiative were invited to attend this free webinar to learn more about best practices for implementing successful Muslim Journeys programs, and responding effectively to intellectual freedom challenges. Other interested programming librarians were also welcome.

Download the related resources:


  • Learn more about best practices for implementing successful Muslim Journeys programs.
  • Hear about how to effectively respond to intellectual freedom challenges.

Who Should Attend

This program is beneficial for everyone.


  • Martin Gamar, chair of ALA's Committee on Professional Ethics
  • Lesley Williams, Muslim Journeys project director from the Evanston Public Library




How to Register

View the recorded presentation.

Tech Requirements

YouTube access and speakers/headphones.


ALA Public Programs Office (312.280.5045 /