From A to Zine

From A to Zine : Building a Winning Zine Collection in Your Library

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For librarians unfamiliar with the territory, or anxious to broaden their collection, veteran zinester Bartel establishes the context, history, and philosophy of zines, then ushers readers through an easy, do-it-yourself guide to create a zine collection, including both print and electronic zines. Teen and young adult librarians, high school media specialists, academic, reference, and adult services librarians will uncover answers to questions about this new and growing literary genre: What is a zine and how does a library zine collection work? What are the pros and cons of having a zine collection in the library? When promoting zines, what appeals to patrons and non-library users alike? What is the best way to catalog and display? Where can libraries get zines and how much do they cost? Bartel shares these lessons and more from a major urban library zine collection, as well as a comprehensive directory of zine resources in this one-stop, one-of-a-kind guide.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 151.38 x 228.6 x 2.54mm | 235.87g
  • ALA Editions
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations
  • 0838908861
  • 9780838908860
  • 2,074,189

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"It is hard to imagine any reader who won't be inspired to explore this unusual genre...highly recommended not only as an excellent introduction but also because it represents the best in professional literature." - Library Journal "Breezy, informal...recommended for libraries." - American Reference Books Annual "A worthy purchase for any public library professional collection." - VOYA
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About Julie Bartel

Julie Bartel is Teen Librarian and system-wide selector of teen materials and graphic novels at the Salt Lake City Public Library. A zinester herself, Bartel is founder and coordinator of the City Library Zine Collection, the oldest and largest in a public library. Her article, ""The Salt Lake City Public Library Zine Collection,"" published in Public Libraries, was awarded the Beginning Professional Award for Teen Services by the Mountain Plains Library Association. She holds her MLS from Syracuse University.
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