Beginning in December of last year I have been reviewing all the books I read and some of my favorite zines right here on my blog. From 12/1/08 to 11/30/09 I reviewed 96 books and zines. Here are some statistics and links to my top 20 of the year...
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Dear Library of Congress Subject Authorities,
Can you suggest a subject heading for "The Cute Issue" of Ladyfriend zine? I was thinking CUTENESS or CUTE THINGS, but I don't see either of those in the authority file, or references to any heading that would be useful in describing a monograph about cute things.
When people ask me whether people are still making zines today, I often tell them about Katie Haegele's wonderful literary zines. The one that prompted me to write this post, Word Math, is a collection of found poems, created from thrifted manuals, spam, and craigslist personals. The last is what particularly slayed me. You can listen to Katie reading it.
Since I graduated from high school, I stopped going to church, I discovered found poetry, and I got my wisdom teeth out. (introduction, 1st page)
The first session I attended at the Zine Librarians (un)Conference was about how zine libraries serve the zine making community, as opposed to how we serve historians and the general reading public. We specifically asked non-librarian zine makers to attend this conference in order to get their feedback on how we're doing and what we could do better.
For those attending the Association of College and Research Libraries conference in Seattle, and those who live in/near Seattle...