Inspired by Alana and Noah’s “Icebreakers are Awkward” zine, Jamie Glass created a zine for library student worker training—it’s a one-pager and a quick ‘n’ easy way to get to know people! Use and adapt as desired.
Thanks to everyone who made ZLuC 2016 Boston happen, including the staff and students at Simmons Library, the volunteers of Papercut Zine Library, and especially our gracious host Dawn!!
You can find notes from many of our discussions on the schedule page of the ZLuC 2016 wiki.
The Zine Librarians unConference (ZLuC) is coming up quickly! This year it’s taking place Friday July 29-Saturday July 30th at Simmons College in Boston. Registration is free, so if you’re near Boston and want to sign up for what has lovingly been described as “nerd summer camp,” [coughMilocough] please join us. Registration and a preliminary schedule can be found at http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc-2016-bos/
This is an unconference, so we’ll finalize the topics when we arrive Friday morning, but if you have ideas for what might be worthwhile topics to talk about, add them to the list here: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc-2016-bos/workshops/
If you need a login (or a reset password) to this website, just contact Violet (violetfox [at] gmail [dot] com) or Jenna (jfreedma [at] barnard [dot] edu).
There will be a few zine librarian-related events at ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando, June 23-28—if you’ll be at #alaac16, please stop by the Zine Pavilion or join us for the special events planned.
The Zine Pavilion will be celebrating its fifth anniversary! It will be at booth 751 in the exhibit hall (in the West Concourse, Level 2). There will be tablers from near and far, lots of supplies to help make a page for our collaborative zine, and a raffle where library workers can win a starter zine collection! Events include:
- Zine swap: Friday night 5:30-7 pm at the Zine Pavilion
- Hug a homosexual: Friday night 5:30-7 pm at the Zine Pavilion
- Queer zines panel: Saturday 4:30, Room W102A
- Zine reading: Saturday, 3:30-4:20pm on Graphic Novel stage
- Cataloging zines in an RDA environment: Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am, Room W106
For the fourth year, zine librarians, archivists, & their friends are subsidizing a librarian of color’s (including aspiring ones) participation in the 2016 Zine Librarians (un)Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on July 29th and 30th at Simmons College.
We recognize an underrepresentation of people of color (POC) in previous Zine Librarians (un)Conferences, and it is because we value the contributions, leadership, and presence of POCs at the conference that we offer this travel grant. Grant winners may spend the money however they see fit, e.g., airfare, childcare, food, etc. (Registration is free for everyone.)
To apply for the travel fund, please fill out this form.
To donate to the travel fund, send money via PayPal to diannelaguerta at gmail dot com (or just click the Paypal donate button in the sidebar). Thank you for your support!
UPDATE JAN. 6: EVENT CANCELLED: We’ve had to cancel this event at Papercut Zine Library, apologies for the late notice!
There will be a zinester / librarian zine reading at Papercut Zine Library on the evening of Saturday January 9th (during ALA Midwinter). We’re looking for folks who would like to read from their zine (or someone else’s), so please get in touch if you’d like to participate (violetfox at the gmails or @violetbfox).
For those who are in the Boston area or will be attending the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference, consider joining us for a brainstorming forum on the Zine Union Catalog project on Wednesday January 13th during the Mashcat event at Simmons College. We’ll be discussing what we’ve accomplished so far and entertaining ideas about how we can move forward most effectively.
Mashcat, in their words, “is a loose group of metadata specialists, cataloguers, developers and anyone else with an interest in how metadata in and around libraries can be created, manipulated, used and re-used by computers and software.” The full schedule for the day-long event is available here: http://www.mashcat.info/2016-event/ Registration for the day is full, but if you’d like to attend our session (from 3:30-4:15), get in touch.
The November 2015 edition is now available in beautiful zine format for printing (pdf) or as a boring Word document. (The pdf version above is slightly revised, with contact information and a Creative Commons license.)
Thanks to Kelly Wooten for the lovely work creating the zine formatted version. And thanks again to everyone who’s contributed–if you contributed and your name isn’t on the list, please let us know by emailing zinepavilion at gmail.
If you’re in Chicago on Friday January 30th, 2015, you’ll want to attend this fun, informative event coordinated with the 2015 American Library Association Midwinter conference:
Thinking about Organizing a Zine or Comics Event?
Join fellow librarians and zine enthusiasts at the legendary Quimby’s Bookstore to discuss running a successful zine or comics event – whether it’s a one-hour DIY workshop for teens or a festival with thousands of attendees. Librarians, zinesters, and comics makers will share stories and tips about developing community through events, and then open the floor to your questions. After the event (and time for browsing) we’ll head around the corner to Dimo’s for pizza.
This event is free and open to the public–we encourage anyone interested who loves zines or libraries to attend!
When: Friday January 30th, 2015, 7 pm
Where: Quimby’s Bookstore, 854 W North Ave, Chicago IL 60622 (near the Damen blue line L stop)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/740913795984346/ Hope to see you there!
Now calling for submissions for potential host locations for the 2015 Zine Librarians (Un)Conference, aka ZL(u)C. ZL(u)C is an inspirational and super fun gathering of people who care deeply about zines, their preservation, and their ability to change lives for the better. Past unconferences have been held in Seattle, Portland, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Iowa City, Durham, and now … your town??
If you’re interested in hosting the 2015 edition of zine librarian “nerd summer camp”, please fill out the form here: http://goo.gl/forms/4XUShBBDJN. The questions on the form should give you a good sense of what we’re looking for in a host location.
The deadline this year is early, December 31 2014, so that we can announce the location and dates by the end of January. Please email (violetfox at the gmails) with questions about the selection process or the unconference itself, we’ll be happy to discuss.
Thanks! –this year’s ZL(u)C selection committee: Violet Fox, Kelly Wooten, Celina Williams, and Joshua Barton