Friday, 24 April 2015

Peckham Zine Club

I'll be speaking as part of Peckham Zine Club's speaker series in May with Leila to talk about UK zine libraries, the importance of zine collections, and challenges such as cataloguing, budget, and staffing. I'll be speaking both as a zinester and also as a librarian and will be bringing along some visual examples and chatting on about my main love in life after Bruce Springsteen.

Last month I co-created the UK Zine Librarians group with Leila as a space to share resources and provide support across the field. The resources that already exist for zine librarians felt very much North American focused, and there felt to be a lack of communication between all those working within the field regardless of professional status.

There are so many different types of zine libraries with varying remits, limitations, and staffing, but hopefully UK Zine Libraries group can be a place to get some support and share information and I'd love to see the group grow and maybe in the future organise some meet-ups, seminars, collaborative zines. Zine Librarians assemble!

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