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manifest of radical zine culture

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IC Zine Librarian (un)Conference, July 13-14 3 Replies

Started by Kella. Last reply by Kella Aug 13, 2013.

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Comment by David Lasky on February 18, 2009 at 2:54am
Many of you know this already, but for those of you who don't, there will be a Zine Librarians (Un)Conference at ZAPP (Seattle's Zine Archive and Publishing Project) in mid-March! Here's the link to the press release...
Comment by ParadoxMoxie on December 28, 2008 at 5:16pm
This is good information; thank you!
Comment by Jenna Freedman on December 28, 2008 at 3:41pm
I think it's perfectly acceptable to solicit zines to start a new library. One thing that would help, though is if you specify the collection's focus, if there is one. (e.g. zines for teens, DIY zines, political zines, etc.)

A smart move, if the library has any money at all (and I feel strongly that public and academic libraries should pay for their zines), would be to offer to cover postage or send a pre-paid Priority Mail envelope.

Good luck!
Comment by ParadoxMoxie on December 26, 2008 at 2:17pm
Hey, my local librarian wants to start a zine collection, and I want to help her but don't know how. Is it zine-socially acceptable to start a thread saying 'wanna help stock the library by donating a zine'?
Comment by e.war on December 11, 2008 at 11:53am
i founded a zine library in Hamilton Ontario, Canada i am currently looking for a new home for it locally, can any one help me brain storm where i could ask for space?
the previous space was a co-operative cafe, that has turned out to be not so co-operative and i have been getting the feeling that the zine library has been pushed aside. i know that a zine library in a community is very important and shouldn't be pushed to the wayside. so if any one has any ideas on what kind of business i could approach or maybe letting me know where the library you work with is housed, it would be very helpful!
Comment by mujinga on October 11, 2008 at 4:50pm
yo! i have a zine library which was housed at a social centre and since that got evicted (and i moved back to the uk) now it's sitting on a shelf in my house again. here's the inventory:
Comment by R.John Xerxes on October 8, 2008 at 7:37am
I just got my MLIS. It was an amazing experience wrought with danger and papercuts. PAPER CUTS in this, the digital age, really? I would not kid you without citing a source.
Comment by Wes White on September 25, 2008 at 7:30am
I'm just a zinester who happens to be a library assistant. I think I'd love to have a zine library...
Comment by Kelsey Smith on September 20, 2008 at 1:36pm
I'm going to the Infocamp next weekend in Seattle, but I'll only be there Friday-Sunday. Rats. I'll come for a special trip to see what y'all have done with your new space soon.
Comment by David Lasky on September 14, 2008 at 9:20pm
Thanks everyone!
Kelsey, the zine-cook sounds amazing!
ZAPP's open hours are currently Wednesdays, 4-8pm, Thursdays 1-5pm, and Saturdays 1-5pm. (These hours may not get under way until this coming Saturday. Call ahead if you are planning to stop by on Wednesday or Thursday.)
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