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This site is home to news and information related to the Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection. Our collection began in 2011 and consists of print zines. Our primary focus is upon zines created within or about the borough of Brooklyn, although we also collect other work.
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Author Archives: Robin Potter
Changes afoot, again
I am writing to let you in on some news: I was recently offered a new position as Reference and Instruction Librarian at a Community College library in New Mexico, and I have decided to accept this offer. I am … Continue reading
February Zine Spotlight: Where We’re From
When you ask a Brooklyn College student “Where are you from?” you had better be ready to listen up. For this comp zine, three semesters of English 1012 classes, taught by Natalie Nuzzo, interpret the answer to this question according … Continue reading
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Come see us at the Brooklyn Zine Fest!
It’s official, the Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection will have a table at this year’s Brooklyn Zine Fest at the Brooklyn Historical Society! The Fest runs for two days, from Saturday, April 26 to Sunday, April 27- but I’ll be … Continue reading
Save the Date!
I’m happy to pass along this announcement on behalf of my colleagues over at the NYC Feminist Zinefest: “Greetings, zinesters who tabled at the 2012 zinefest! We are happy to announce that the NYC Feminist Zinefest…is back! Mark your calendars: … Continue reading
Unique session on Zines, Rare Books, and Conservation!
On November 23, 2012, Prof. Aurora De Armendi brought a class of students from Parsons School of Design to visit the Brooklyn College Library. In keeping with the theme of the class, which was Artists’ Books: Narratives, she wanted to … Continue reading
It has been a busy time around Brooklyn College Library, and I am happy to say that I’ve spent much of this time preparing for and teaching zine sessions for amazing groups of students in the following classes: Prof. Rachel … Continue reading
Thanks to Alycia for that wonderful introduction, and Hello Everyone! I am thrilled to be the new Zine Librarian here at Brooklyn College Library. Alycia is a formidable force in the world of zines, and she will be a tough … Continue reading
An eventful summer comes to an end…
Well, I can’t believe how fast it has gone by, but this is the the last day of our summer internship with the Zine Collection at Brooklyn College Library! My fellow intern, Devon Nevola, and I have had many great … Continue reading
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Collection Spotlight #2: Brooklyn!
This week, it is my pleasure to present one of the first zine donations we received here at the Brooklyn College Library: Brooklyn! by Fred Argoff. We have received more than 20 issues from this prolific zinester. Fred is also the brains … Continue reading
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Collection Spotlight #1: Womanimalistic #1
We recently received Womanimalistic #1, sent by zinester Caroline Paquita (carolinepaquita.com). Womanimalistic is printed on a risograph duplicator, and the resulting blue hand-written content is homey and refreshing. The richly patterned, adorably illustrated contents are full of animal-lady characters. The … Continue reading
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