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Zines at Ely Library : Radical Librarianship Institute

What's the Radical Librarianship Institute?

"The Radical Librarian Institute is the most extensive library continuing education program focused on supporting library professionals to push for widespread systemic change that is centered on social and racial equality, collective action, community strengthening, and public participation."

- Radical Librarianship Institute, California Rare Book School, UCLA 

 

In late summer of 2023, Research and Instruction Librarian Anna Boutin-Cooper attended a week-long summer institute called the Radical Librarianship Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anna's proposed project, titled Cultivating a Creative & Inclusive Community with Zines, was selected out of over 120 applications alongside 23 other projects. 

Cultivating a Creative & Inclusive Community with Zines

The main goal of Anna's project is to foster a strong community of disabled folks living, working, and learning in the Westfield, MA area through the production of a community zine by and for disabled individuals. The production of this zine will be fostered through a series of zine workshops, listed on the workshops tab on this page and open to the general public, to teach interested participants the basics of zine creation. The first 25 contributors to send in their submissions to the zine will be compensated for their time with a $40 payment. 

If you are interested in participating in the community zine, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/mnxeTTrf98dDPKGw6. If you have any questions about the project, please reach out to Anna at aboutincooper@westfield.ma.edu. You do not need to participate in a workshop in order to have your work included in the community zine, but it is highly encouraged. 

 

Scheduled RLI Workshops for Spring 2024

Ely Library, Westfield State University

  • Wednesday, February 7th | 2:00 - 4:00 PM 
    • Instruction Classroom, Mezzanine Level of Ely Library 
    • This workshop is offered at no cost and all supplies will be provided.
  • Wednesday, March 6th | 12:00 - 2:00 PM
    • Instruction Classroom, Mezzanine Level of Ely Library
    • This workshop is offered at no cost and all supplies will be provided.
  • Friday, April 12th | 12:00 - 2:00 PM
    • Instruction Classroom, Mezzanine Level of Ely Library
    • This workshop is offered at no cost and all supplies will be provided. 

Westfield on Weekends Creative Arts Center

Westfield Athenaeum 

How can I participate?

If you are interested in participating in the community zine, please fill out the form below. Please note that this zine is by and for disabled individuals. You do not need to disclose your specific disability to Anna to participate, however. 

You do not need to have your submission completed in order to fill out the form below -- as long as your submission is completed and submitted to Anna by August 31, 2024 and you complete a W9, you will receive your $40 payment via check. PLEASE NOTE that this payment method has recently changed, because of grant restrictions. 

If you have any questions about the project, please reach out to Anna at aboutincooper@westfield.ma.edu. You do not need to participate in a workshop in order to have your work included in the community zine, but it is highly encouraged. 

Questions? Ask Anna!

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Subjects: Art, Psychology, Theatre

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