Zines from the Borough: Teaching with the Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection

In collaboration with the Brooklyn College Center for Teaching, I’ll be leading a workshop about using zines in the classroom. All are welcome to attend! Get in touch if you would like more information about the event.

A zine (rhymes with bean) is a self-published magazine that is usually made by hand and reproduced using a photocopier. Zines are publications for which there are few rules, and usually defy a succinct or global definition. The content of these publications covers a wide spectrum of topics, but the new zine collection at the Brooklyn College Library is focused primarily upon works made within or about Brooklyn.

Over the past few months Professor Alycia Sellie has been working with a few interns to acquire and organize Brooklyn zines-many of which were donated by their creators, who live throughout the borough. These materials present many opportunities for teaching–from book art workshops to the study of self-publishing, personal narratives and memoir. If you would like to learn more about how the zine collection might be integrated into your curriculum, join us on Monday, December 12 from 12:00-1:30pm in the Brooklyn College Library for a short presentation, zine viewing and discussion.

About Alycia Sellie

Alycia Sellie is the Associate Librarian for Collections at the Graduate Center Library.
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