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Zine Librarians and Associate Director Jenna Freedman will be speaking on a panel at the ACRL-NY symposium on December 6, 2019 about creating a Zine Librarian Code of Ethics. 

This month includes welcomes, goodbyes, and congratulations galore for our staff, as well as two installments of the Feminist Film Series and an event to honor Ntozake Shange. 

The Pine Tree Scholars program introduces Barnard and Columbia students to the crafts associated with fine book production, such as typography, letterpress printing, bookbinding, and papermaking, as well as to the rare and art book trades. Most of these sessions include a hands-on component but no prior experience is necessary. All mandatory sessions will take place on Friday afternoons; two optional sessions take place other times.

About 175 students visited the Milstein Center during NSOP this year.

This week we added zines about other zines, digital assistants and other smart technology, sex work legislation, cybernetics, screen names, wearable tech, and podcasting.

This week we added zines about the erasure of language, Tibetan exiles in India, violence against women, animal rights, getting involved with a cat (and her lesbian human), and the importance of school libraries, DIY DJing instructions, and a three-piece comic noir series.

This week we added zines about feminism, psychedelic drugs, being a teenage zine star, Trump administration survival strategies, patriarchal language construction, working in a library, food, good times with former Barnard Archivist Shannon O'Neill, and library cataloging.

Jen Brown, Jenna Freedman, Jen Green, and Melanie Hibbert present at the American Library Association annual conference on Diversity, Equity, and Justice; a union catalog for zines, the Milstein Center, and DIY video creation, respectively.

This week we added zines about community care, avalanches in Chile, the security state, mother-son travel in Italy, hiking, women's self-defense, Barnard Life/NSOP 2018, the horrors of monogamy, studying abroad while low-income and accessing textbooks while low-income and photographs of Chilean women and flowers.

This week we added zines about feminist pedagogy, femmes in STEM, heavy metal in Ecuador, Nigerian email scams, people who love yonis, family and the disabled transgirl, stares and the disabled trans girl, teaching while distraught about Trump, and Ecuadoran girl problems.

This week we added zines about being transgender and disabled, the punk scene in Ecuador in the early 2000s, zine and other special collections at DePaul, MICA, Hennepin County, and other Minnesota libraries, gentrification in the Bronx, a disabled person's visit with their grandma, the significance of names to Barnard students, teaching with zines, Rocket from the Crypt fandom, and teaching with zines.

This week we added zines about blobs, choice feminism, communing with nature, attempts to cure artist's block, Sherlock slash fiction, waitressing life, Bronx community activism, Lower East Side community activism, the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire, and Puerto Rican activism in New York City.