Friday, March 8, 2013

Publishing to the People

Minneapolis Community & Technical College Library
Saturday March 30th 2013 9am-3pm

A zine is a self-publication, motivated by a desire for self-expression, not for profit. -Jenna Freedman

MCTC Library will be exploring the desire for self-expression in DIY publishing.  How zines and other forms of DIY publishing fit into the curriculum, campus life and the community around us.  We also hope to reimagine the space around the zine collection as potential new maker space for publishing and other forms of creative DIY expression.  Bring your family and friends, join us and create something!

Zine Catapalooza 9am-12pm
Thanks to a generous donation from the Zine Apothecary and some technical difficulties with our database, the MCTC Library Zine Collection has a huge backlog of zines that need cataloging.  Help us make these zines available to the public!  It’s easy to learn and we’ll provide training and guidance. No experience necessary, all you have to do is show up.

DIY Zine Publishing and Button Making 10am-1pm 2pm-3pm
Don’t just consume, produce! Learn how to make different types of zines with zine collection intern, Linda Nguyen. There will be guidance on various formats and layouts, and we’ll have plenty of crafty supplies on hand to get creative with. Make your very own zine to take home, share with friends, and even donate back to the library to keep the collection growing! Come with an idea, we’ll help you realize it.  We will also have a button maker on hand to create extra DIY swag.

Publishing to the People: Libraries, Zines, Maker Spaces, and DIY Publishing
Panel Discussion 1pm-2pm
We’ve assembled a panel of experts to talk about the convergence of libraries, zines, maker spaces and DIY publishing.  They bring different experiences and knowledge to the table.  Hear them out and ask them questions!

Christina Chang
Minnesota Museum of American Art.
Recently put together the exhibit: D.I.Y. Printing: Presses Not Required.

Rebecca March
Librarian here at Minneapolis Community & Technical College Library
Researching and putting together a proposal to create a Maker Space in the library

Samantha Sather
Graphic Design faculty member here at Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Teaches print media and is actively seeking maker space for students at MCTC

Lacey Prpic Hedke
Local Zinester/ librarian of Science House at the Science Museum of Minnesota
Has put together the Twin Cities Zinefest for a few years, ran the Zine Apothecary out of her garage and was a collective member of the Belfry Center for Social and Cultural Activities.

Publishing to the People: Libraries, Zines, Maker Spaces, and DIY Publishing
Panel Reception 2pm-3pm
Meet and greet the panelists.   Finish making a zine.

For more information please contact the MCTC Zine Librarian:
Elissah Becknell