What place do zines have in the library? The library's collection includes books and other publications about zines, Archives and Special Collections is home to a growing collection of several hundred zines available to anyone who cares to visit, librarians curate displays and offer presentations about zines, and librarians can collaborate with faculty and students on creating zines for courses or special projects.
Each month UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections will feature a new zine of the month. The zine of the month will be on display in Archives and Special Collections on the first floor/lower level of Criss Library.
Our Zine of the Month for October is It's Not a Matter of Time, It's Just a Matter of Timing, by @tiger.loves.bandit (2017). It's a beautiful example of a popular mini-zine format, which is made from a single sheet of paper. Zinesters using this smaller format are attentive to the interplay of text, image, and space. In It's Not a Matter of Time, TLB mixes a few hand-stamped words with line drawings, watercolor backgrounds, stamps, markers, ink smudges, collage, and patterned tape to form an inspirational mixed-media booklet on the nature of waiting and becoming. The Zine of the Month is available in Archives and Special Collections located on the first floor of Criss Library.