For those of you who love librarian zines as much as I do, and either weren't at the ALA annual conference or were but didn't see Steve Lawson there, now is your big chance to order a copy of Codslap: the Library Society of the World Zine.
It's a 36 page digest sized zine with contributions mostly from members of the Library Society of the World. I'm not sure if I'm the only non-LSW regular or not. It's weird being in on an in-joke that you're not really in on, you know? Anyway, the LSW crew, some of whom I am good friends with, are lovely and funny and all kinds of irreverent. Even though there's definitely a lot of in-joke content, LSW seems to be very open and welcoming. The back of the zine lists all of their URLs and their primary password.
I'm pleased with my contribution, which includes four, count 'em four hand drawn illustrations. [emphasis because I don't draw] It's called "A Day in the Life of a Reference & Zine Librarian in New York City: March 24, 2009," and I'll probably include it in next year's Lower East Side Librarian. I think my piece is the only, or at least the most, old school (i.e. I used a photocopier, scissors, and a glue stick to create it), but Steve's layout and clip art selections are quite divine. One of my favorite selections is Jessy Randall's Reference Interview poetry comic.