Best Practices for Zine Programming with Young Adults in the Public Library

by Pierson, Rebecca

Abstract (Summary)
Zines are small, self-published, non-commercial works produced by individuals or small groups. Zines are relatively new to public libraries, and not much is known about zine programming practices. This study describes interviews with five public librarians who engage in zine programming with young adults. Based on the data gathered in these interviews, the following guidelines for best practice in zine programming with young adults are recommended: 1. Know your audience. 2. Collaborate. 3. Encourage DIY. 4. Set up a support system. 5. Evaluate. 6. Provide tangible results.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Dr. Brian Sturm

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:underground literature young adults’ library services activity projects standards public libraries zines collection development


Date of Publication:04/09/2007

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