The following articles were authored by stephanie

Google Hangout Link for Tuesday 9/10′s meetup

Here is the link for the google hangout for Tuesday September 10th’s virtual meetup at  7 PM EDT / 6 PM CDT / 4 PM PDT

https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/fe63f1c85dfb7fb43449f10b07aa2a533c6119ea

You might want to test your ability to connect before the meeting starts!

Stephanie

Zine Libraries Virtual Meetup set for Tues Sept 10 at 7 PM EDT / 6 PM CDT / 4 PM PDT

virtualzinemeetup

Zine Libraries Virtual Meetup set
for Tues Sept 10 at 7 PM EDT / 6 PM CDT / 4 PM PDT

Book mark the following link for information on how to connect to our meetup session.
Instructions and links about how to connect will be updated on this page:

http://zinelibraries.info/events/virtualmeetups

Our intention is to reach out to people that want to connect in-between unconferences. We are especially interested in connecting with people that work with homegrown zine libraries and aren’t necessarily able to make it out to our events.

Hope to see you soon!

Zine Creators- We need your input on interlibrary loan copy policies!

If you create zines, would you mind filling out this survey?

Link to Survey

Barnard Zine Library is surveying zine makers to find out what their preferences are when it comes to making inter library loan copy requests of their own zines available to patrons.

The survey investigates the possibility of copying all or part of a zine to make available to a patron who can’t make it to the physical location of the library where the zine is located. This could be because the patron lives in another state or because the patron is a prisoner, for example.

The survey also asks some questions specific to how to handle inter library loan copy requests for prisoners. If zines are photocopied for prisoners,  should some of the contact information of the zine creator be blocked out? Or should it remain?

Librarians need help understanding how to handle inter-library loan copy requests in a way that respects the zine makers!

Thanks for your time! These results could help all zine librarians get a sense of what zine makers want when it comes to inter library loan copy policies.

Thanks to Barnard Zine Library for putting this survey together!

You have until August 28th to fill out the survey. Please spread the word and share with other zine creators!

Join us for a Virtual Meetup for Barefoot Zine Librarians

The zine collection that will be the basis of Emergent Zine Library

This is a photo of the zine collection in my living room that will soon turn into a pop up zine library experiment in Kansas City, MO.

During the 2013 Zine Librarian’s Unconference, I became aware of a desire to connect more with the zine librarians group. I wanted more opportunities to share support, resources, and solidarity with other people who are making zine libraries happen. I also knew I might not be able to attend the next conference in person, and this made me desire more online possibilities for sharing and support.

Milo also took interest in this idea, and he contacted me about arranging our first zine librarian’s virtual meetup.

The result is that we will attempt to use google hangout to host a virtual meetup for barefoot zine librarians. “Barefoot” libraries and librarians are ones that are usually autonomous and not affiliated with public or academic libraries. Infoshops, Community Centers, zine libraries in your garage – they are all relevant!

Right now we are choosing the dates. You can help by passing the word onto other barefoot zine librarians and marking your availability on the doodle poll.

doodle

http://doodle.com/x6gqwp8b7dtnc7h5

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Stephanie