Zine Cataloging After Nearly a Month Away from It

Gift of the Creator(s)

6th Annual Zine Librarians (un)Conference, compiled by Kelly Wooten, 2014

Kelly thoughtfully included a recipe she knew I would enjoy. 

Tomato Jello Salad:
2 packages lemon jello
2 tbsp. chopped onion
3 1/2 c. hot tomato juice
6 tbsp. vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. powdered cloves
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. chopped nuts
3 tbsp. chopped celery
You can also "add shrimp or lobster if desired."

Cover from Dis Guide site

If you're like me, this table of contents alone will bring you joy:

Welcome to dis guide! 
Da core 
Zine FAQ 
Columbia: a brief (colonialist) history 
Up against the wall, motherfucker! The Columbia student strike of 1968 
Smiles and lies: tips for dealing with your administration 
Columbia, capitalism and you 
Student worker solidarity 
Liberate! Yourself from the concrete jungle: Barnard Outdoor Adventure Club 
Divest for climate change 
Business as usual: the prison industrial complex and Columbia 
The Harlem raid 
Manhattanville rises: gentrification and Columbia 
Red tape won't cover up rape: sexual assault and Columbia 
Womanhood and women's colleges: the trans* reality at Barnard 
On "Leaning In" and corporate feminism 
(mis)education reform 
The perks of a hostile environment: Students for Justice in Palestine 
Asian Political Collective 
Advice for first years: words of wisdom from Proud Colors 
Expanding safe spaces 

Postcards from Punk Shows: a Brainscan 24 Hour Zine
by Alex Wrekk, 2014

"The first and last time I ever held a dude's jacket was at my first punk show. Then I wore that jacket into the mosh pit."

Tenacious: Art & Writings by Women in Prison #31, edited by Vikki Law, 2014

Cover art by Jenni Gann from Resistance Behind Bars

Xerographt Debt #35, edited by Davida Gypsy Breier, 2014

Gift of A.j. Michel

[Matt Committed Suicide] by Lauren, 2011

Rejected Band Names #6-8 by Jerianne, 2001-2003?

The first journal entry in #8 begins "I bought a new stapler today," bringing her total to 7. #zinesterthings

Retail Hell #2 by Frances Biscotti, 2001

Scatter Gram #004, 005 by Andrea Jean, 2009

Covers from Andrea Jean's page on We Make Zines

Written by a library school student and library geekarrific: 

"My top 10 tags on Delicious are, by the way: library, recipe, wedding, books, philadelphia, dessert, shop, librarians, music, and cake." (from #4)

Gift of Aunty Mabel zine distro

Freedom Machine: the Bicyle & Women's Emancipation by Scoutt 2013?

"In 1888 the Rational Dress Society wrote a letter which was published in newspapers advocating for the maximum weight of underwear to not exceed 7 pounds." and other challenges women bicyclists have faced throughout history.
Love Like Pop #9, 11 by Rachael, 2011, 2013

Cover from Aunty Mabel
#11 has a whole page on stationery, including something I'd never heard of and now want, Tenori stamping glue

Gift of Emily Hoffman Rishel

My Evil Twin Sister #2: Hometown Interstate-5, Amber Gayle and Stacey Wakefield

Cover from My Evil Twin Sister


Gift of the San Francisco Public Library

September 3 by Lauren Johnson, 2013

Purchased from the Creator

Brainscan #31* by Alex Wrekk, 2014

Cover from Portland Button Works

*This is the 2nd no. 31 & is a completely different zine.

Ker-bloom! #107: So Many Books, So Little Time by artnoose, 2014

"A miniature form of vertigo hit my lower stomach as I calculated that I would just not live long enough to read all the books I wanted."

I feel the SAME way about my to-read lists! I've got about 400 books on them and can't refrain from adding more, all the time. I do read nearly 100 books a year, but I'll still never catch up. 

"I put an artificial restriction on the number of books on my to-read list. ... I put a moratorium on desire until I make it through at least one of the books on my list."

New-to-Us Library of Congress Subject Headings

Suicide victims--Correspondence.