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Going to ALA Midwinter?

Come tour Soapbox and enjoy a reading by Zinesters, Librarians, and the People Who Love them.

Poster for the ALA MW event

741 S 51st, West Philly

7-9 PM January 25, 2014

Wanna host the next Zine Librarian (un)Conference?

Interested in hosting the next ZL(u)C* in 2014? The Deciderer Committee needs some more information to do the decidering. Although all of these areas are important, be aware that inexpensive housing, easy access from other cities, and collaboration are among our top priorities.

Please answer the following questions (below the fold) and email your answers to kellymce@gmail.com by January 30, February 9, 2014. We hope to announce the next host by mid-February.

*The  Zine Librarian (un)Conference. You can see the proceedings of previous ZL(u)Cs here.

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Consent Zines

Here’s a selective, annotated list, alphabetically by author:

1. Break the Silence Northwest

Consent is My Operating System

This zine features sample conversations to help people learn how to ask for and get consent. Free for download at http://nwbreakthesilence.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/consent-workshop2.pdf

2. Crabb, Cindy Ed.

Learning Good Consent

This is an edited and updated version of the Learning Good Consent zine. Among other topics, it has articles on consent for queer people, an outline for a consent workshop, and a resource list. Held at Brooklyn College, Barnard, Sarah Lawrence, Indiana University, West Bend Community Memorial Library, Schlesinger Library at Harvard, Plymouth Regional High School Zine Library, Rainbow Resource Center Library, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Sallie Bingham Center at Duke.

3. Crabb, Cindy Ed.

Support

This zine contains helpful information for victims of sexual abuse and their allies on topics from active listening to safe sex. Held at Bowling Green University, Swarthmore College, Michigan State University Libraries, New York University, Brooklyn College, Barnard Library, FAQ Library, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, University of Maryland Women’s Center Sallie Bingham Center at Duke.

4. Crabb, Cindy Ed.

See No Speak No Hear No: Articles and Questions about Sexual Assault

 Various pieces from survivors’ and accused peoples’ perspectives. Held at Barnard Library, Indiana University Libraries, Multnomah County Library, University of Maryland Women’s Center, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

5. Jamie

Thoughts About Community Support Around Intimate Violence

This is a guide for learning how communities can support both perpetrators and survivors to work through instances of sexual assault. Held at Wisconsin Historical Society, Multnomah County Library, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, University of Maryland Women’s Center, National Library of Scotland.

6. Molasses

My Feminist Manifesta: A Call-Out to Men

“I don’t want to see my friends raped and murdered, sexually assaulted and sexually harassed, afraid to travel and scared to walk home alone at night. I want to see change. Radical change. I want to see it in my lifetime, however long or short it may be. I hope this zine is a start…” Held at National Library of Australia,

7. Neckmonster, Cheyenne

Ask First

“this zine is a guide to assisting others with their issues, and confronting our own. Hopefully you can take the information in here and use it as inspiration to work towards the liberation of all people – abused or not.” Held at Gustavus Adolphus College, Cowley Library, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

8, 9, 10. Thunder Collective

What Do We Do When? A Zine About Community Response to Sexual Assault #s 1, 2 and 3

These zines, which are collections of stories, articles, interviews and other types of writing, were designed to be companions to workshops presented by Australian Thunder Collective as a resource for people thinking about how assault affects communities and thinking about how to respond. Held at Barnard College, National Library of Australia, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

+++ Note on holdings: I searched WorldCat and LibraryThing. Let me know in the comments if you have these items and weren’t listed as such.

Show & Tell

Purpose: Show & share documentation/documents for collects & maybe even upload them to the site.

Jenna: Donor Agreement

Trying to think about permissions & provenance. Part of the form: whether name or gender has changed.

Getting reimbursed for purchases made in person & with cash (zine fests, etc). As much info as possible about the event (fill it out ahead of time). Buying in person – use own cash and get cash back from the school.

Reciepts: zinesters can fill them out at zinefests.

Legal council on these documents??

Barnard used documents already in existence and modified them.

Getting a credit card from yr library/institution.

QZAP makes a manifesta of the donation. Also using Bento software to catalog which synchs with computers & iPads as a barefoot way to catalog.

QZAP asks for permission to digitize and if they don’t get an answer they put it up but will take it down if they are asked. Have a section on fair us on the site.

U of Iowa: Some zines are digitized. “Memorandum of Understanding”

ZAPP: catalogingandpreservation.pbworks.com

FAIL at Flywheel: Going to have a cataloging party – maybe use librarything. (Soapbox & Jude use librarything). Fail advice??

ABC No Rio: filemaker pro database. Crappy but still in use. (Lesson: Whatever you start to use you will probably continue to use even if it sucks).

Build the database in an online environment s it can be browsed & edited simultaneously and is not on-site. Always backup. Multiple backups in multiple places.

Bento: Can you lock records?

Celina: catalogs in excel (removable fields for when patrons browse). Excel isn’t very searchable. Librarians end up pulling things for patrons.

Celina: Had a successful zine night. Had people make zines. There was a complaint about some of the content. Now they can’t really distribute the zine.

Kelly: Zine machine which has free zines available. Disruptive Technology event (mostly IT & faculty tech event). Made a zine for the event. Factulty have reached out about using zines in the collection.

Alana: has a zine workspace in the library & has open lab hours. Helps to suss out last minute logistics.

Jill: has a zine they made when their blog went down. Completely propaganda. Wanted to make a zine on work time w/work $$$.

Zine as annual report – anticipates making 1 per semester.  Since most folks are not solely zine librarians they play up their zine work in annual reports.

Alana: Sometimes  zines b/c they are “cute” and not technologically advanced get devalued. Craft vs. art.

Celina: Value judgement of zines. “weeding out bad zines”. Bad zines don’t exists. Values for collection dev. Only weeded out zines that were overproduced.

In the “Memorandum of Understanding” who owns the zines???

Barnard Fail: Jenna wanted to include collection dev. that included trans zines said women (cis & trans) and ended up questioning if that was the right language.

 

Final Schedule

Time/Location Classroom A Teen Meeting Room Large Print Room Apse Conf Room
60 people 20 20 16
Friday, July 27th
10-11am  X
11am-12pm  Zine Lib Day  Zine Talking  X
12-1 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1-2  X  X  Zinelibraries.info
2-3  X  X  Hit by a bus
3-4  X  X  Zine Librarians Identity
Saturday, July 28th
10-11am  Show & tell  X
11-12 Union catalog  X
12-1 Lunch Lunch Lunch  Lunch
1-2  union catalog timeline  X
2-3  zinewiki editing & free form discussion  X
3-4  world’s largest zine  X

International Zine Libraries Day

Attendance: Milo (facilitator), Kelly, Violet, Eric, Jenna (notes)

  • July 21st
  • http://zinelibraryday.wikispaces.com (should this get moved to the zinelibraries.info site?) and https://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Zine-Library-Day/242929865735256
  • purpose is to promote zine libraries use and awareness
  • develop ALAish “toolkit”: zine library propaganda, web banner, press kit
  • try it out kind of event for libraries that don’t have a zine collection
  • at Iowa they made a pop-up library of zines people brought in
  • regional event, collaboration site, cross promotion
  • develop Zine Librarians identity
    • visual identity
    • community building
    • adding authority
    • what would a group look like besides the zine librarians list?
  • zine library users and supporters should bring donuts to their favorite zine librarian. n.b. determine ahead of time if the donuts should be vegan
  • do something like the international zine month activities list?

Can we add a zine libraries persona discussion to tomorrow’s schedule?
Maybe also something about accomplishing things we volunteer to do between zine librarians unconferences?

PGH ZL(u)C 2012

The Zine Librarian (un)Conference is happening July 27-28 in Pittsburgh, PA. Check out the wiki here.

Workshops

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS:
If you are interested in leading a one-hour workshop during the conference, please submit the following information by creating a page for your proposal on this wiki and linking to the proposal on this page by Friday, May 27th, 2012 (deadline okay?).

On your workshop page, please include:

  1. The title of your workshop
  2. Your name and a very brief biography of all workshop leaders (1-3 sentences each)
  3. A brief (100 word) summary of topics you would address
  4. Any tools, equipment or technology that would be required
  5. Add your proposal page to this list (You’ll need to be logged into the wiki to do so):
    1. Sample proposal from the 2009 ZL(u)C: Zine Anatomy

 

Guidelines for workshops: We are interested in hosting workshops that will be informational, how-to’s and describe a task, skill or scheme that another zine library would find useful. This could be hands-on, or a presentation of what your library has done well.
Note: This is a call only for workshops that require extensive pre-planning, are practical in nature, or require specific materials.

We will also have facilitated discussions at the conference, but those will be selected at the conference itself. List of potential discussion topics. Please add yours!

Remote Access

Looks like we can at least videotape sessions we’d like to, then upload to YouTube or some other place of our choosing. Who wants to be our tech person/s?!  – Jude

Register

To register for the PGH ZL(u)C you will need to register for this wiki first.

After you have logged in to the wiki add your name, alphabetically if you please:

  • Elvis Bakaitis, Queens College student in Archives & Special Collections
  • Marie Elia, Archivist Time Capsule Project, Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh
  • Violet Fox, Zine Archive & Publishing Project, Seattle
  • Jenna Freedman, Zine Librarian and middle manager, Barnard Library
  • Eric Goldhagen, technology worker and zine librarian groupie, NYC
  • Rhonda Kauffman, adjunct cataloger, New York University.
  • Alana Kumbier, Research & Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College
  • Jill Luedke – Reference & Instruction Librarian/Art Subject Specialist, Temple University, Philadelphia.
  • Kelly McElroy, Undergraduate Services Librarian, University of Iowa
  • Milo Miller, Co-founder, Queer Zine Archive Project
  • Honor Moody, Cataloger, Schlesinger Library
  • Erica Saunders, Brooklyn College Library Zine Intern
  • Alycia Sellie, Zine, Media and Cultural Studies Librarian, Brooklyn College
  • Kalmia Strong, Graduate Fellow in Special Collections & Archives, University of Iowa Libraries
  • Jude Vachon, Librarian/Zine Librarian Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Celina Williams, Zine Librarian and Graduate Research Assistant, VCU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives
Virtual registration — if you’re interested in viewing sessions from afar, please put your name and your email address here. We’ll be in touch with more details soon.
1. Gina Solares, Catalog Librarian
2. Joshua Barton, zine guy, cataloger, etc., Michigan State University, bartonjp@msu.edu