Orderly Disorder in New Orleans

PRESS RELEASE

Orderly Disorder : Librarian Zinesters in Circulation Tour arrives in New Orleans with the American Library Association’s 2011 Annual Conference.

June 26 6:30-8pm
free! vegan-friendly refreshments!
Newcomb College Institute, Nadine Vorhoff Library
100 Caroline Richardson Bldg., 62 Newcomb Place, Tulane University
(504) 865-5762
(Transportation will provided between the convention center and the library, pick-up at 6pm in front of Convention Center Hall E)

Five librarians–two ALA accredited, one credentialed by Australia’s comparable body ALIA, and two rogue–will drive into New Orleans in their Fly-Away Zine Mobile to sprinkle love of zines* as an outlet for do-it-yourself (DIY) culture, creative expression, political rage, and knowledge sharing if all of their beautiful, messy radiance. Librarian zinesters will read from their own work and work from their libraries and might slip into a harangue about the importance of creating, collecting, and preserving alternative points of view, DIY style and of making zines available in libraries, adding them to academic and lay conversations on a tremendous range of topics.

Featuring librarian zinesters, that is people work in a library of any kind and make zines (bio page):
Jenna Freedman (New York, NY)
Celia Perez (Chicago, IL)
Debbie Rasmussen and her Fly Away Zine Mobile (Minneapolis, MN)
Robb Roemershauser (New Orleans, LA)
John Stevens (Melbourne, Vic, Australia)

Press contact:
Celia Perez, zinelibtour@gmail.com, 773.490.5464

Of further interest:
Cataloging Zine Collections in Libraries and Infoshops
Monday, June 27, 2011 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Convention Center
Rm 297

* Zines are independently produced, frequently not-for-profit, and often quite personal publications that exist outside of other more recognizable publication types such as monographs (ie: books), journals, and newspapers.


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