Presentation for NEFLIN Public Libraries Interest Group meeting about JPL’s Zine Collection:
The Zine Zone
Stephanie Boilard is a Library Associate in the Jacksonville Public Library’s Jax Makerspace. She is currently working towards her Masters of Information at Florida State University and previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Flagler College.
Stephanie began her library career as Flagler College’s first Proctor Library intern and then worked for the St Johns County Public Library System before moving to Jacksonville. She has worked in Reference Services and Youth Services, with a special interest in young adult/teen literature. In her current role in the Jax Makerspace, she teaches a variety of classes, including music, sewing, and technology classes. She received the Challenge the Process Team Award for developing the Main Library Girls Who Code club, which is began its third session on June 8. The club has served over 30 girls in 6th-12th grade to date. They focused on Web Design programming languages for the first two club sessions and have now expanded into the Scratch coding language. Stephanie also performs collection management for the Jacksonville Public Library’s Zine Collection, the largest public Zine collection in the Southeastern United States.
Stephanie particularly enjoys developing the Zine Collection and views Zines as an inclusive, diverse intersection of art, writing, and self-expression. She has facilitated multiple Zine workshops and started a monthly Zine Night at the Main Library. Zines are uniquely approachable; most are crafted with just paper, writing implements, and a copy machine. Currently the Zine Collection has over 1,500 titles, many by local authors.
Stephane is an animal lover; she and her fiancé share their home with two dogs, two tortoises, and a cat. She loves spending time with family and friends, and enjoys backpacking in the outdoors.