Zines for Critical Reflection and Pedagogy - eCourse

Jan 02, 2023 12:00am -
Feb 12, 2023 12:00 am

Event Description


Zines for Critical Reflection and Pedagogy

January 2, 2023 - February 12, 2023

 Library Juice Academy Asynchronous eCourse


Course Description

This course is for anyone who is interested in learning more about zines. During the six-weeks we will learn what zines through the lenses of critical pedagogy and social justice. Students will not only read zines each week but make a finished zine for their final project. We will delve into case studies, ethics and considerations, how to start a zine collection at your institution, and how to incorporate zines into your teaching, whether it is an entire course or a one-shot.

Each week will consist of presentations, readings and assignments that will support learners in developing their own zine programming or instruction session. No previous knowledge of or experience with zines requested, and we welcome folks from all kinds of institutions. All required readings will be provided. Learning outcomes: Participants will be introduced to a history of zines, zine making, and radical/independent publishing; Participants will be introduced to DIY (do-it-yourself) zine creation and publication so that they can teach others how to make zines; Participants will gain insight into how different disciplines incorporate zines into their teaching as well as ethical and reflective consideration.


Instructed by Dawn Stahura and Des Alaniz

Dawn Stahura is a Research and Instruction Librarian for Health Sciences and the Sciences at Salem State University. Prior to this she worked as a Research and Instruction Librarian for Social Sciences and was the Zine Librarian at Simmons University. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing, and an A.A.S in Business Management. She earned her M.L.S from Indiana University in 2009.

Des Alaniz (they/them) is an educator, librarian and zinester who currently lives on occupied Chumash-Barbareno lands on the Central Coast of California. Des works at the University of California Santa Barbara in the Evolving Workforce Resident Librarian residency role. They have created and facilitated classes around zines, research justice, teaching with archives, and activist archives for academic and public audiences for over six years.

This eCourse is provided by Library Juice Academy

Seats are limited

Registration Closes December 14, 2022


This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2022-23, 74% of the total costs for the SEFLIN Continuing Education Program 2022-23 ($218,625) is supported by federal money. The total budget of the project is $296,692.

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Dec 13, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Dec 14, 2022 and ends on Dec 13, 2022.
Late registration starts on Dec 14, 2022.
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