The Zine Library is physically closed until further notice, but zine library staff are active. Email zines@barnard.edu with questions, for research support, or to learn more about our growing COVID19 zine collection.

We are giddy with the excitement of hiring our first Zine Tech, Claudia Maria Acosta!

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Claudia has been involved in zine-making, alternative print communities and independent archives work as a zine librarian, library worker and zinester since they were a college freshman. She founded the zine librarian’s committee within the Travis Fristoe Zine Library at the Civic Media Center — an alternative library and socialist community space in Gainesville, FL. They’ve since co-organized zine fairs and facilitated workshops across Florida, including with the Miami-Dade Public Library Special Collections department as a special collections assistant. As an incoming MLIS student at Queens College and Spectrum Scholar, they’re excited to contribute to union-building for students and library workers, abolitionist efforts in libraries, and the inclusion of radical zines and commix in the archives!