SOIS Associate Professor Dr. Joyce Latham and Queer Zine Archive Project cofounders Milo Miller and Christopher Wilde have been announced as winners of the inaugural ALISE Community conn@CT Mini-Grant.
ALISE (The Association for Library and Information Science Education) provides the award to help fund proposals that feature a “community-based approach to addressing library and information needs of social justice organizations.”
The Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) is a Milwaukee-based community organization that seeks to preserve and provide access to queer zines of past and present to anyone with an interest in underground queer communities and DIY publishing.
Zines are a type of self-published, self-distributed periodical. Their creators often write from perspectives not represented in traditional publishing, such as queer culture. The ephemeral nature of zines makes preserving them an important task for organizations like QZAP.