It's time for round 2 of our best zine-related cataloging entries!
We wanted to know how zine makers feel about our library making copies of their zines or portions of their zines for remote researchers and prison inmates, so we made a survey. If you make a zine now or have done so in the past, would you consider filling out the survey for us? It should take fewer than five minutes of your time. The survey will close on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013.
Happy Sunday, zinesters! If you participated in Booklyn's 24-Hour Zine Challenge, I hope that you are feeling productive and accomplished right now.
Today's featured zine is That Girl #13. Kelli gives a detailed account of her difficult pregnancy, which she endured while completing a master's thesis. Talk about stressful! She was in the hospital for 65 days and her newborn son was in intensive care for 70 days. The author is not afraid to delve into some of the scarier parts of having a baby that don't always get mentioned in traditional pregnancy literature. It's a great story and I reccommend it to anyone.
You know the feeling of emptiness that you get immediately after finishing a good read? I heard someone refer to that as a "book hangover" once and thought that was a pretty great name for the feeling.
Today's zine is one of those personal zines that will give you a "book hangover" at the end. (Take note that this highly recommended zine comes with a trigger warning). Malcriada is a well-written and very personal story of surviving childhood sexual abuse. The author also writes about her difficulty she experiences with her Latina identity while living in a culture that demands assimilation.
Trans* and queer voices of faith are something that everyone could use a little more of! So for our second featured zine this week, I'd like to spotlight Timtum : א יידישע טראנס־זינ : a trans Jew zine. Since I'm not totally sure about preferred pronouns and the author expresses a dislike for them, I'm going to refer to the author as "they."
We're having a belated Zine Library Day event here at Barnard Library on Wednesday, July 31st from 11-5.
There will be a Zine Reading at 2:00, and Zinedora (like Pandora, but for zines) recommendation booths all day. The event is held in colaboration with the POC Zine Project.
Come get some vegan snax and make zines with us. And keep an eye out for our neon colored posters! You literally can't miss them.
I've been adding zines to the library's online system and sometimes labelling and describing them leads to some pretty hilarious entries in the database. Here are a few of my favorites...
The Zine Librarian (un)Conference is coming to Iowa City this summer!
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Call for Donations
The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University is resolved to start collecting zines. TAMU hopes to make zines one of its collecting strengths, and to provide a permanent, accessible Texas home in its archives for the alternative voices that zines document and preserve.