Library launches zine collection

On the Zine. Promotional graphic for zine collectionTo celebrate the launch of the library’s circulating zine collection, join us on March 4 for a panel discussion with zine librarian Jenna Freedman, and zine makers Haley Bossé ’20 and Andrew Cornell as they discuss zines, zine-making practices and the place of zines in higher education and libraries [3:30 PM Sawyer 24/7 Reading Room].  The panel discussion will be followed by an zine-making workshop at 5:30 PM.

The idea of starting a  zine collection emerged in response to the dissemination of flyers with xenophobic, white supremacist, and anti-Semitic messages in Sawyer library in 2018. In the wake of this aggression, the library sought ways of ‘reclaiming the stacks’ by highlighting marginalized voices. Funded through one of the college’s Toward Inclusion Diversity and Equity (TIDE) grant, the zine collection is meant as a way to affirm underrepresented identities. The first round of zines has been purchased with an intent of adding more marginalized voices to the resources already available to the Williams community.

The circulating zine collection will be housed in Sawyer Library in the Research Commons on Level 3. Zines will be displayed on top of the reference collection shelves. Zines can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. To learn more about the zine collection, or upcoming zine-making workshops visit: