I will be leading my first zine workshop away from home, aka Athens-Clarke County Library, on Saturday and I’m a wee bit nervous.
Hart County Library- get your Sharpies and glue sticks ready.
The Teen Zine Workshop at the Athens-Clarke County Library on April 18th was a great success! Thanks to all of the teens that attended and an extra thanks to those that donated their zines to the teen zine collection. It felt so wonderful to teach a younger generation about something that I love so dearly.
Someone asked if we were accepting Spanish language zines for the Athens-Clarke County Library YA zine collection and the answer is yes! We have quite a few teens that would benefit greatly from having access to zines written in Spanish, both those that are native speakers and those that are learning the language. Please email me at berdmann at athenslibrary dot org if you need more info or would like to donate.
My name is Brandy Erdmann and I work in the YA department at the Athens-Clarke County Library as a teen services assistant. We are still looking for zines by and for teens, local zines (Athens-Atlanta-Macon), and zines that will expose local zines to interesting viewpoints and ideas.If you are interested in helping out in any way, please see the original post here: ACCL Call for Zines.If you would like to contact me, please send an email to berdmann at athenslibrary dot org.
Reblog from my other page.
Help Athens-area teens discover the world of zines by donating, trading, or reposting. Please contact me at the email address above with any questions or concerns. Thanks!
As some of you might know, I work in the YA department at the Athens-Clarke County Library (Athens, Georgia). We cater to teens and tweens ages 11-18 and offer many great programs for them throughout the year. From chess to anime to murder mysteries, our YA department keeps local teens engaged and provides them with a safe place to learn and have fun. Unfortunately, our book collection hasn’t been receiving the attention it deserves. To remedy this, we’ve dedicated 2014 to revamping our collection by adding more nonfiction, manga series, and ZINES! As the resident zinester, I’ve taken it upon myself to take charge of creating a zine library for our teen patrons. I’ve donated all, well, most, of my zine collection deemed age-appropriate, But, my collection isn’t enough. We’re in need of zines from local zinesters (Athens and Atlanta area), zines by and/or for teens, queer/gender/body-positive publications, and everything in-between. Most of our teen patrons have never had the opportunity to delve into the world of zines and we want to provide them with a wide range of topics and viewpoints with which to start their journey. Zines need to be appropriate for teens and tweens. We’re not looking to censor content, but it does need to be relatable to the teen set and shouldn’t get us in too much trouble with guardians. This project is just beginning and we have a budget of nothing. Because of this, we’re looking for donations or trades for the time being. Once we get our zine library established, we plan to start a passive zine program in which teens will create content to be compiled in black and white zine format. As far as trades go, we can add your name to a mailing list for a copy of our teen zine once it is complete or work out some other form of trade. Zines don’t have to be in mint condition, so we’ll gladly accept those well-read copies that clutter your desk or bookcase. If you would like to contact me for more information on this project or to donate or trade, email me at berdmann<at>athenslibrary<d0t>org. If you can’t trade or donate, then please consider sharing this post on Tumblr, Facebook, message boards, or anywhere else. Spread the word and help to expand the minds and world of Athens-area youth!
Thanks so much!
After a long day of staff development at the Athens-Clarke County Library and before a long evening of LS500, it was such a lovely surprise to come home to an unexpected chapbook from one of my favorite zinesters/chapbooksters(?), Joseph Carlough of Displaced Snail Publications. Sun features short musings on the topic of the sun. Succinct, introspective, and downright beautiful, the writings contained within its immaculately constructed pages should be not only read but also held near and dear; a perfect addition to any zine library. By the way, you should totally follow Joseph here on Tumblr.
Reblogged from my zine-collecting blog. Joseph is a past collaborator on Pixelated.
This has nothing to do with Pixelated; I just have to share my excitement about seeing Television tonight. That is all.