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
Past locations of the Zine Librarians UnConference