In the Library With a Stapler

Monday, March 21 through

Friday, April 08

Sharp Building
6th Floor Exhibition Cases

Teal square with purple text at the top reading "In the Library with a Stapler." A pink stapler with "zines by librarians" superimposed in white is below it. March 21-April 10, 2022 John M. Flaxman Library 6th Fl is at the bottom in purple text.

Zines have been used to spread the good word since the early 20th century. Following in the tradition of the pamphlets before them, they have been a quick and cost-efficient way to inform people about political issues, sub-cultures of the time, and to simply get one’s work in the hands of as many people as possible. This exhibit highlights zines made by librarians who share a timeline of knowledge creation in the context of their lives, their work, and their development as memory workers.

Curated by Siobhan McKissic (Materials Librarian, UIUC) and April Sheridan (Special Collections Manager, SAIC)

Please note the library may have evolving visitor policies as SAIC's Make Together protocols change. Before planning your visit to the exhibit, please review our Visit Us page for the most up-to-date library protocols. If you have questions about Flaxman Library 6th floor exhibits, please email