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Zines at Ely Library

Fall 2024 Workshops

 Fall 2024 Workshops at Westfield State University
All zine workshops held at WSU will be located in the Instruction Classroom, which is on the mezzanine level of Ely Library. Please ask at the Reference or Circulation Desk for assistance finding the room! 

September 2024

  • Friday, September 13th from 2pm-4pm

October 2024

  • Hallo-Zine Fest on Thursday, October 31st from 3pm-5pm

November 2024

  • Wednesday, November 21st from 12pm-2pm

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. 

The main goal of Anna's project is to foster a strong community of disabled folks living, working, and learning in western MA 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 above 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 via check.

If you are interested in participating in the community zine, please fill out this form: If you have any questions about the project, please reach out to Anna at 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. 

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