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Friday, November 6 • 11:00am - 11:50am
The Librarian’s Guide to Zines for Classroom and Community

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Zines continue to benefit from a resurgent interest from their 1990s heyday, including in libraries. A zine can serve as a pedagogical tool and are a low-cost addition to collections and programming in libraries. Over the course of three semesters, UNO librarians have collaborated with faculty on zine creation as a creative alternative to a typical research paper project for a course.  Creating zines as an assignment presents students with the opportunity to demonstrate research skills, exercise creativity, express compassion and empathy, and other outcomes. The UNO Libraries also collects and supports the creation of zines as part of efforts to democratize the archives and engage with users in different ways. This presentation will introduce an overview of zines, the pedagogical uses of students authoring zines, avenues for outreach and advocacy, and outcomes.


Amy Schindler

Director of Archives and Special Collections, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Amy Schindler (she, her) is an archivist and has been the Director of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Libraries since 2014. Previously, Amy held appointments in academic archives in the Mid-Atlantic region as well as holding contract positions... Read More →
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Monica Maher

Online Learning & Education Librarian, University of Nebraska Omaha
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Claire Du Laney

Outreach Archivist, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Friday November 6, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am CST