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Zine Librarianship as Critical Practice

Time: April 5, 2018, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Peter Graham Room 114, Bird Library

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Jenna Freedman (Barnard College Library)

In this public lecture, Freedman shows how library work, while frequently -- and accurately -- viewed as a support role in higher education, can also stand separate from enabling student learning and faculty research. Librarians and other library staff are doing important work that does not rely on curriculum or administrative decree through collecting materials such as zines, by performing their roles with empathy and a critical eye, and by creating safe spaces.

BIOGRAPHY: Jenna Freedman is a zine librarian and creator, currently serving as Associate Director of Communications at the Barnard Library in NYC. She has published articles on zine librarianship and presented around the United States and in France on the topic, as well as on other themes of library activism. Jenna is a co-founder of Radical Reference and #critlib.

Additional supporters:

  1. Syracuse University Libraries
  2. School of Information Studies
  3. Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

Patrick Williams, Rachel Clarke, SU Libraries, iSchool