Poster on Zine-Making in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

A poster created by Emma Metcalfe Hurst and Marsha Taichman describing “DIY: Zine-Making in LAMS, for LAMS” was presented at the ARLIS/NA 52nd Annual Conference (Art Libraries Society of North America) in April. The poster, shaped like a minizine (!!), describes benefits and challenges of zine-making in libraries, archives, and museums. It also links to a survey on zine-making in LAMS that’s open until May 28th, which has an option for respondents to share digital copies of their zines to help LIS workers get inspired to make their own zines. Please take the survey and share with colleagues to help with that research!

Zine kits at Oregon State University

screenshot of the toolkit website featuring a photo of seven zines

Oregon State University has circulating Zine Kits which contain the following supplies:

  • Miscellaneous zines to read, not cut up! (Located in plastic bag)
  • Swivel stapler
  • Xacto knife
  • 8×11 cutting mat
  • Bone folder
  • Glue sticks
  • Sharpies
  • Inkpads
  • Bookbinding kit – needle, thread, thumbtack, small clip, brass fastener
  • Old magazines
  • Clipart
  • Folders
  • Paper of various texture and size

Seems like a great way to inspire patrons to create their own zines!