A unique subculture has emerged around zine making and collecting as this powerful tool represents a creative, low-cost, DIY means of self-expression and idea sharing. In libraries, zines are a creative way to learn about visual culture, open-access, visual literacy, information literacy, self-expression, problem solving, and more. Making zines with images from rare and unique ephemera lets individuals reuse, remix, and recreate art while learning about histories and ideas from the past. At the same time, zines can be an engaging and non-threatening way to talk about issues around cultural appropriation, cultural sensitivity, and inclusivity.
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Creating a zine is similar to writing a paper, telling a story, or making art. All zine have a beginning, an end, and are inspired by information which can be found in scholarly resources, or other materials readily available in libraries virtual and physical spaces.
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