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This week we added zines and minicomics about quarantine life in New Orleans and Belgium and a DIY zine about caring for others, as well as for yourself. 

As we begin spooky season and reminisce Central Park in autumn, we welcome you to the September/October 2020 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news highlights from the BLAIS Staff at Milstein!

This week we added quarantine-themed zines from the US and Australia about anxiety and depression, home projects, cooking and eating, and Zooming to school.

We're recognizing Professor Lozano for her innovative and collaborative 'Radio Immigrante' project! We've also named three runner-ups - Meredith Benjamin, Wendy Schor-Haim, and Cecelia Lie-Spahn - for their work with the Zine library.

This week we added zines about quarantine life for a Finnish woman in the UK, Black women's lives, absorbing the reality of Covid-19 deaths, listening to nature and missing a friend, women activists in US history, why worrying about litter is worrying about the wrong thing, Texas legislative opportunism against abortion access (en español), and My Chemical Romance fandom from queer Zoomers, and an abortion-positive coloring book.

A new art exhibit, STUFF, celebrates Ntozake Shange (BC'70) and is now on display in the Milstein Center lobby.

This week we cataloged zines about quarantine and quarantunes, covid zinester times, theater artists under quarantine, a prior pandemic that didn't make headlines when it claimed 100K lives in the US, quarantine activities, popular culture humor, and life in Brooklyn during the war on Black lives.

This week we added zines about crystals, erasers, domestic projects under quarantine, radical student life at Barnard and Columbia, care for Black lives during coronavirus times, spending time alone, keeping police out of libraries, how grief manifests when you don't let it manifest, and how Texas law makers took advantage of quarantine to prevent surgical abortion access.

This week we added zines about how to respectfully ask someone to comply with Covid-19 hygiene guidelines, Black teen girl (and trans and nonbinary) life in quarantine, decarceration, Ahmaud Arbery, the gifts and woes of online teaching, community-mindedness, harnessing grief, and essential workers going on strike.

Sillywish #5 is a zine made by a queer, white 14-year-old in 1996. With creator Ocean Capewell's blessing, we have digitized it and provided you a page-by-page view (with transcriptions for screen readers) of her high school freshman self. She writes about depression, body image, and crushing on a friend (using "they" pronouns when "they" was often used by closeted people to avoid specifying a gender, not nonbinary). Other features include quotes from Saved by the Bell and Susan Sontag, zine reviews, and a page about the riot grrrl band Team Dresch.

The Barnard Zine Library is physically closed, but staff are working to collect, catalog, and provide access to zines. We are also prepared to teach classes and support research.

Barnard Library is now offering scanning services again!

From 13-17 July 2020, the Center for Engaged Pedagogy hosted a virtual, intensive Summer Pedagogy Symposium, an opportunity for Barnard faculty and staff to participate in pedagogical exploration, collaboration, and innovation, with a focus on adapting to different possible teaching scenarios for the upcoming fall semester. The Symposium covered topics such as maintaining student engagement in online courses, addressing racism in the classroom, creating inclusive and accessible learning experiences, utilizing digital tools and more.  If you would like to access the recordings from the Symposium, please email pedagogy@barnard.edu 

This week we added quaranzines about Black Lives Matter, the deep web, protest safety, getting your 💩 together, things that matter during quarantine, and CUNY's pandemic response.

This week we added quarantine zines about Black womanhood, longing for home, socially distant friend interactions, decluttering, queer historical hookups, free stores, inside life, and how working class family members are dealing with essential work, and an air dancer flip book.