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Here's a call for participation in a research project, from one of our favorite zinesters and donors, Lauren Jade Martin. If you're female, don't have kids, and you're between the ages of 25 and 40, help her out!

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Truckface (Zines L12t) author LB offers some useful advice in issue 14:

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Though the days of couples carving their initials into treestumps and undeniable love-at-first-sight reside only in fiction, the fact is, you can't deny the appeal of falling in love while wrapping yourself in a Snuggie and slurping instant noodle soup. Online dating services allow users to construct and hide behind tippy-top versions of themselves and simultaneously lust over the photoshopped versions others. While one could argue that these websites such as OK Cupid attempt to build love from sham, statistics show that online dating was the root of  17% of last year's marriages. 

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Have the hots for librarians? Check out two library students' new fanzine Our Library Crushes (pdf) that includes G- Rated pics of their favorite librarians, including Barnard College's very own zine librarian Jenna Freedman!  Zines S674c 2012

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An instructor in the Young Women's Leadership Initiative program asked me to pull zines with these guidelines:

I think it's less important to show range--since they will be making pretty traditional format zines--and more important just to show strong examples with good layout and intelligent writing. The more "issue"-oriented the better, since I'm going to be focusing on the idea of making political zines as opposed to purely personal or diaristic ones.

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For Zine Library Day, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is creating the world's largest zine, measuring out at 6 feet by 8 feet.

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Last month I attended the Women of Color Zine Symposium in Portland, Oregon. As you may know, our collection development policy states our emphasis on zines by women of color, which is why it was important for me to zoom across the country for a two-day visit to the whitest city in America.  It was great to connect with many email correspondents and Facebook friends like Cathy Camper, Emi Koyama, LaMesha Melton and Sugene Yang-Kelly and to meet a few new-to-me WOC zinesters.

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