Zines (pronouned "zeens") are handmade mini-magazines that can be about any topic you want from feminism to science to comic books. Anyone can make a zine with everyday materials like a pen, paper, scissors and stapler. Zines are usually reproduced using a copy machine. Zines are great creative outlets for kids, teens, and folk of all ages.
This episode from Reading with Libraries Podcast is a great introduction to zines and their relation to libraries and archives.
Hi! My name is Rachel and I am a current MSLIS student at Drexel University. I have been reading, making and collecting zines since 2009. My favorite zine topics are feminism, music, and food. From 2012-2015 I wrote and published zines as part of the Asbury Park Feminist Collective, including a Women's History Month Zine which was added to the Barnard Zine Library collection. Throughout my work in library programming I have presented a variety of zine workshops for children and young adults including at New Jersey Maker's Day.