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July 4, 2013
I have the day off from work, so I'm getting started on tomorrow's cataloging a little early. What better way to celebrate freedom from tyranny than spending the day with radical, independent self-publications by girls and women? Webpage screenshot of an online exhibit Melissa Jones made based on an installation by Julie Turley.
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June 28, 2013
And now for something completely different, I'm cataloging zines from Keight Bergmann's personal collection, plus a few from through the transom and the internet.  Also, today is Insurance Awareness Day, apparently. Insert derisive comment on the health insurance industry and US healthcare here. 
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June 26, 2013
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...
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June 26, 2013
I know I've expressed excitement about the first two zine classes I worked with this week, but I've still got lots enthusiasm left for Laura Ciolkowski of IRWAG's "Reading the Body" students. It's great collaborating with our girl friends across the street!
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June 25, 2013
We are excited to host Sara Marcus's Pre-College Program class "Documenting the Present: the Art of Attention."
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June 24, 2013
Marie Lovrod, from the University of Saskatchewan is bringing her Representation, Embodiment and the City women's studies students to the Barnard Zine Library for some zine handling!
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June 19, 2013
Speaking of Mimi Thi Nguyen, she'll be doing a zine reading the day after Refashioning Race, Gender, and Economy. Info on her zine reading can be found here.
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June 19, 2013
On June 25th, join MOCA and the A/P/A Institute at NYU for a conversation about the power of social media and other technologies to create platforms for alternative aesthetics and challenge inequitable structures of production. The event features zinester and author Mimi Thi Nguyen with other highly regarded activists. More info here.
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June 17, 2013
Pete's Mini Zine Fest is back! The ol' fest-in-a-bar strikes again! This time, it will be Saturday, August 24th, 2013 2pm-7pm At the usual place: Pete's Candy Store (709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn) Tables are only $10!
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June 14, 2013
I remember from elementary school that June 14th is Flag Day, hence the title of this post.  Image from Molly's Blog. 
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June 7, 2013
This week in zine cataloging, I'm still catching up with the zines our beloved Keight Bergmann bestowed upon us. It could take me all summer.   From Keight's Flickr stream. 
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June 4, 2013
The Zine Librarian (un)Conference is coming to Iowa City this summer! Click here to register! It's free! Click MORE for additional info and past events!
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