Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
rutgers library logo dark

Making zines with the Rutgers University Libraries: Zine workshops

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Megan Lotts
71 Hamilton St
New Brunswick, NJ
Subjects: Art History

Schedule a zine workshop

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.

Schedule a virtual zine workshop with Megan Lotts at

Incorporating zines into courses

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. 

Learn more about grading rubrics for zines via a project at Indiana University at the following LINK or contact Megan Lotts, Art Librarian at


© , Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers websites to or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback form.