Teen Zine collection & programming proposal

When working as a youth services librarian at the Flagstaff Public Library, I put together a program proposal for a 3-pronged teen zine collection and programming: (1) a zine collection curated for and by FPL’s teens, (2) passive programming to allow the teens to make their own zines, which they could add to the collection should they choose, and (3) a Teen Zine publication made up of the creative contributions of our teens that would circulate biannually.

Though I never had the chance to see the program come into being, I wanted to share the proposal for teen librarians who might find all or parts useful to them. It includes the collection and program breakdown, an evaluation of our population to show why the collection and associated programming would be relevant, and links out to the teen zine programming and collections that I found being implemented at other public libraries.

If you end up using this proposal as a jumping off point for your own, please drop me a note I’d love to cheer you on and hear how it pans out!

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Use and Experience of the Sacred Writings Contained Within Pocket Gospels of Early Medieval Ireland

For UNC Art Department professor Dorothy Verkerk’s Fall 2016 course Early Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, Professor Verkerk requested that each student select a pre-1100 manuscript of any region upon which to focus.  Compelled by the portability and intimate style of the Irish pocket gospels, I chose to investigate how readers of the time might have interacted with and understood the Irish pocket gospels.
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Bibliography of UNC Rare Book Collection’s transcript, S477 .C8 C37

Former UNC Rare Book Collection Librarian Claudia Funke taught our Spring 2016 Rare Books Librarianship course.  As part of the course, Claudia instructed us to create a bibliography for an assigned item from UNC’s Rare Book Collection.  I assessed La reforma agraria es la ley fundamental de la revolucion (call no. S477 .C8 C37).   Continue reading “Bibliography of UNC Rare Book Collection’s transcript, S477 .C8 C37”

Assessment of UNC Rare Book Collection’s “Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century” Exhibition

Former UNC Rare Book Collection Librarian Claudia Funke taught our Spring 2016 Rare Books Librarianship course.  As part of the course, Claudia instructed us to assess the just-opened Rare Book Collection’s exhibition entitled Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century. Continue reading “Assessment of UNC Rare Book Collection’s “Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century” Exhibition”

Capstone presentation for studio archive field experience

As part of both the Learning from Artists’ Archives initiative and my SILS coursework, I participated in a field experience in which I established the studio archive for Durham letterpress artist Brian Allen. Continue reading “Capstone presentation for studio archive field experience”

Experimenting with Microsoft Sway

The final project of our half semester course INLS 690-249: Intellectual Property and Copyright in Archives required us to learn how to create presentations in Microsoft Office Sway.

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Information Use in Local Contexts

For Dr Amelia Gibson’s Information Behavior in Local Contexts course, I presented to the class on ‘Information Use in Local Contexts.’ My interpretations from the assigned readings led me to focus on information use in terms of visualizations and literacies.

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Book Artists’ Core Collection: A compilation of multimedia book arts resources

For Professor Mary Grace Flaherty’s collections management course, she had us select an audience and construct a collection suited to that audience.  I chose to focus on an audience of book arts practitioners and historians. Continue reading “Book Artists’ Core Collection: A compilation of multimedia book arts resources”

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: A Defense

For a class on collections management in the Fall semester, Mary Grace Flaherty asked us to select a banned book to evaluate for it’s retention or elimination from a collection.  I chose The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: A Defense

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