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DIY: Zine-Making in LAMS, for LAMS

Hurst, Emma Metcalfe and Taichman, Marsha (2024) DIY: Zine-Making in LAMS, for LAMS. In: ARLIS/NA 52nd Annual Conference, 2-5 Apr 2024, Pittsburgh, USA.

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Zines are easy and affordable to make and distribute. While there has been scholarship on acquiring and preserving zines in Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAMS), less has been studied about LAMS workers making zines in these contexts. With a return to campus after the COVID-19 pandemic, zines proved to be a fun way to engage and inform patrons about the library, promote services and resources, and build community. The authors are asking research questions, including: Why make zines? How are other information professionals in LAMS making zines to promote services and resources, and support research, teaching, and learning in these contexts? What are the benefits and challenges of zine-making in these contexts? The poster features two case studies of zine-making in art libraries, as well as suggestions for zine-making topics in LAMS. This poster also promotes a larger survey on zine-making in LAMS conducted by Emma Metcalfe Hurst. Survey respondents will be invited to share digital copies of their zines which will be made available on a public website to help LIS workers get started with zine-making, inspire ideas, and connect LIS zinesters. Viewers are invited to take the survey at ARLIS using a QR code on the poster.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: zines, libraries, archives, museums, special collections, instruction, publications, art library, zine-making
Divisions: University Library
Date Deposited: 01 May 2024 20:04
Last Modified: 01 May 2024 20:15
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4373

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