Zine Librarian Jenna Freedman Speaking at Syracuse University Humanities Center!

March 7, 2018

Zine Librarian Jenna Freedman will be giving not one, but TWO lectures at the Syracuse University Humanities Center next week!

On April 5, she will speak about Zine Librarianship as Critical Practice.

In this public lecture, she will show how library work, while frequently -- and accurately -- viewed as a support role in higher education, can also stand separate from enabling student learning and faculty research. Librarians and other library staff are doing important work that does not rely on curriculum or administrative decree through collecting materials such as zines, by performing their roles with empathy and a critical eye, and by creating safe spaces.

On April 6, she will discuss Seizing the Means of Publication: Zine Making.

In this talk, Freedman focuses on how library work -- beyond its supportive role in higher education -- can also stand separate from enabling student learning and faculty research.