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Thursday, April 23 • 3:00pm - 4:20pm
The Institution of Zines: Cataloging, Archiving, and Teaching the Counterculture

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Whether through preservation efforts or in aid to class instruction, zines have become a part of library and archive culture. In this panel, presenters will discuss their experiences with zines in the classroom, the library, and the archive, addressing the challenges
these unique materials present.

Autumn Wetli, “Intimacy to Institution,” will discuss the need to think critically about the ethics surrounding the institutionalization and digitization of zines.

Steenz, “Defining and Cataloging Zines,” considers how librarians and educators can provide access to zines, while also staying true to the paradigm of zine culture.

Shira Loev Eller, “Soviet Counterculture, Poison Girls, and Glue Sticks,” describes co-leading a do-it-yourself zine workshop for students at George Washington University. This workshop helped create community through art-making, engaged students with special collections materials, and provided an opportunity to learn about counterculture history.

Stefanie Hilles and Alia Levar Wegner, “The Revolution will be Archived,” discusses a collaborative project which aimed to create a zine archive at Miami University to serve the teaching needs of student and faculty users. The project team sought to reimagine the archive as a student-centered teaching collection that would be used during the art librarian’s popular zine instruction sessions.



Freelance Cartoonist, Editor, and Cartooning Professor

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Shira Loev Eller

Art and Design Librarian, George Washington University
Talk to me about artists' books, art and design students, collection development, library instruction, liaison work, and art librarianship in an academic library.
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Autumn Wetli

Undergraduate Collections Librarian, University of Michigan Library

Stefanie Hilles

Arts & Humanities Librarian, Wertz Art and Architecture Library, Miami University
Stefanie Hilles is the Arts and Humanities Librarian at Wertz Art and Architecture Library at Miami University, where she liaisons to the art, architecture, and theater departments, manages their collections, and instructs information literacy sessions. She also curates exhibitions... Read More →

Alia Levar Wegner

Digital Collections Librarian, Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives

Thursday April 23, 2020 3:00pm - 4:20pm CDT
Chase Park Plaza: Lindell A/B 212 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108