Anyzine You Can Do: Going DIY at Your Library

Speaker Jenna Freedman

Jenna Freedman is the founding zine librarian at Barnard College, where she is also the director of communications and the personal librarian to women's, gender, and sexuality studies faculty and students, as well as about 200 first and second year students. Jenna has been making her own zine, Lower East Side Librarian, since 2001.

This interactive, whirlwind session will have something for people anywhere on the zine-knowledge spectrum: people who rhyme "zine" with "wine" to long-time zine librarians.

We will address the following aspects of zine collections:

    • selection / acquisitions
    • description & access
    • outreach
    • instruction & programming

All participants will also walk away with a zine they made themself, as well as zines made by fellow attendees. METRO will provide paper (8.5 x 11 and 11 x 17), color pencils, pens, markers, and scissors. Please feel free to bring ink pads, stamps, CC-licensed photos you’d like to use, stickers, and any other items suitable to the medium. (If you have a typewriter that you’d be willing to bring, that would be especially welcome.)

This workshop is suitable for people in all types of libraries: academic, public, school, corporate, etc. and in all roles from support staff to administration, including folks who do most of their work behind the scenes.

IMPORTANT: after following the link to the right, please select the appropriate pricing option and submit your registration information. On the following information summary page, click on the Register button at the bottom of the screen in order to complete your registration. All registrants will receive an automated confirmation email.

Please take a moment to review METRO's Community Expectations. Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures.


Mon, Sep. 21, 2015
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. US/Eastern

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METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003