Spokes Notes — 17 October

We are preparing for IZL(u)C 2020 – to be held online October 30 – Nov 1 (start and end dates vary by timezone!) For more info see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/

On Saturday 17th October, 22.00 – 23.00 UTC we held a meeting of reps from the different spokes (working groups) working together on organising IZL(u)C 2020. The meeting was facilitated by Lilith, notes were taken by Ziba. In attendance were Ziba and Milo (outreach and promo), Kelsey, Andre and Ella (programming), Matthew (tech), Jenna and Lilith (co-ordinating).
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Spokes Notes: 3 October 2020

We are preparing for the International Zine Librarians (un) Conference, to be held online October 30-November 2, 2020 (start and end dates vary by timezone!)

On Saturday 3rd October, we held a meeting of representatives from all the different spokes (working groups) working on organizing IZL(u)C. The meeting was facilitated by Kelly M., notes were taken by Lilith. In attendance were April, Ziba, and Milo (Outreach and Promotion), Andre and Ella (Programming), Kelly M, Lilith, and Jenna (Coordinating), and Kat.
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International Zine Librarians (un) Conference planning notes 19 September, 2020

We are preparing for the International Zine Librarians (un) Conference, to be held online October 30-November 2, 2020 (start and end dates vary by timezone!)

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Screen cap of zine librarian on Zoom

On Saturday 19th September, 22.00 – 22.30 UTC we held a meeting of representatives from all the different spokes (working groups) working on organising IZL(u)C. The meeting was facilitated by Lilith, notes were taken by Kelly M. In attendance were Ziba and Milo (Outreach and Promotion), Matthew (Technology), Kelly S, Kelsey and Ella (Programming), Kelly M and Lilith (Co-ordinating)

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Spokes Notes: September 5th/6th

We are preparing for the International Zine Librarians (un) Conference, to be held on the internet October 31-November 2, 2020. (may vary by timezone)

We held a meeting on Saturday, September 5 from 22:00-23:30 UTC. The meeting was facilitated by Jenna, notes were taken by Kelly S., and in attendance were Ziba, Milo, and April representing Outreach and Promotion, Matthew for Technology, Jenna with the Coordinating working group, Kelly S. for Social, and Rhonda, as yet unaffiliated. Not represented: Programming and Documentation. Continue reading

international zine librarians unconference: another chance to get involved

As you may be aware, this year’s North American zine librarians unconference was canceled due to Covid-19. While not being able to meet with folks face-to-face in Montréal was a disappointment, canceling the in-person event gave rise to organizing an online conference with no participation costs and the opportunity for international involvement.

We held a mini/pilot-version of the event on International Zine Library Day. We had participation from at least six countries, including Chile and Japan, as well as Anglophone nations and had one primarily Spanish session.

The larger scale conference will take place Halloween through Día de los Muertos 2020. We’re looking for more people to contribute to organizing efforts, and hope you’ll consider joining.

Ziba Perez and Jenne Freedman will lead two orientations on Saturday, August 15. We hope you can make one of them! If you want to help, but can’t make an orientation, let us know, and we’ll try to hook you up another way.

Zoom for Saturday at UTC 17:00 (that is 7am in Honolulu, 10am in LA, 1pm in Brooklyn, 2pm in Halifax, and 7pm in Rome, and 3am Sunday in Melbourne)

Zoom for Saturday at UTC 22:00 (that is 12pm in Honolulu, 3pm in LA, 6pm in Brooklyn, 7pm in Halifax, 12am Sunday in Rome, and in 8am Sunday Melbourne)

If you’re in a location that is not well-served by these times, we’ll do our best to schedule another orientation that does.

 

IZLD 2020 recordings & notes available

International Zine Library Day 2020, held on July 21, was a great success! If you missed any of the content (there was a lot!), you can find notes from each of the sessions, as well as video recordings of many sessions, here: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/izld-2020-online-event-notes-and-recordings. Congratulations to the organizers for such a fun-filled event!

Check back for more information about the Zine Librarians unConference, to be held later in 2020.

IZLD Community Care Expectations

Community Care Expectations

Why does this document exist?

We want the IZLD event on July 21 to be a space which is welcoming, supportive, and inclusive.

We want to create a space which recognises and challenges the oppression and exploitation that some members of our community are harmed by, and some members of our community benefit from, and which strives to be free from oppressive attitudes, actions, behaviours and language.

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IZLD2020

July 21st is International Zine Library Day July 21st is International Zine Library Day! As a way of celebrating, we’ve planned virtual and multimodal events that span the globe and create a way for zine librarians to meet up from around the world. Three programming blocks run from UTC 20:00 to UTC 04:00 with all kinds of events, from workshops to panels to readings (and, of course, more). and if you’re missing strolling past the tables at a zine fair, check out our two tabling sessions, where you can drop in and see what our tabling zinesters and librarians have on showcase. There are also two ways to participate asynchronously if you can’t make it to the live event- you can submit to our cookzine compilation or participate in a snail mail zine swap. Before you join us, please make sure to review our Community Care Expectations. Don’t forget to tag your social media with #IZLD2020. We hope to see you there!

  • IZLD Kickoff: Zine Recipe Zine Share (UTC 20:00)
    (UTC+2) Tue 10:00 pm – Berlin
    (UTC+1) Tue 9:00 pm – Edinburgh
    (UTC-4) Tue 4:00 pm – New York
    (UTC-5) Tue 3:00 pm – Chicago
    (UTC-7) Tue 1:00 pm – Los Angeles
    (UTC+10) Tue 6:00 am – Sydney
  • Panel discussion: Zines and Borderlands with Luisa Martínez (UTC 21:00)
    (UTC+2) Tue 11:00 pm – Berlin
    (UTC+1) Tue 10:00 pm – Edinburgh
    (UTC-4) Tue 5:00 pm – New York
    (UTC-5) Tue 4:00 pm – Chicago
    (UTC-7) Tue 2:00 pm – Los Angeles
    (UTC+10) Tue 7:00 am – Sydney
  • Workshop: Teach With Zines (UTC 21:30)
    (UTC+2) Tue 11:30 pm – Berlin
    (UTC+1) Tue 10:30 pm – Edinburgh
    (UTC-4) Tue 5:30 pm – New York
    (UTC-5) Tue 4:30 pm – Chicago
    (UTC-7) Tue 2:30 pm – Los Angeles
    (UTC+10) Tue 7:30 am – Sydney
  • ~tabling~ (UTC 22:00)
    (UTC+2) Tue 12:00 am – Berlin
    (UTC+1) Tue 11:00 pm – Edinburgh
    (UTC-4) Tue 6:00 pm – New York
    (UTC-5) Tue 5:00 pm – Chicago
    (UTC-7) Tue 3:00 pm – Los Angeles
    (UTC+10) Tue 8:00 am – Sydney
  • Zinester Pet Show and Tell (UTC 23:00)
    (UTC+2) Tue 1:00 am – Berlin
    (UTC+1) Tue 12:00 am – Edinburgh
    (UTC-4) Tue 7:00 pm – New York
    (UTC-5) Tue 6:00 pm – Chicago
    (UTC-7) Tue 4:00 pm – Los Angeles
    (UTC+10) Tue 9:00 am – Sydney
  • Infosession: Zinewiki.com (UTC 23:30)
    (UTC+2) Tue 1:30 am – Berlin
    (UTC+1) Tue 12:30 am – Edinburgh
    (UTC-4) Tue 7:30 pm – New York
    (UTC-5) Tue 6:30 pm – Chicago
    (UTC-7) Tue 4:30 pm – Los Angeles
    (UTC+10) Tue 9:30 am – Sydney
  • Make a One Page Mini Zine Workshop (UTC 00:00) (NOTE: registration requires a code because of bots- enter zines4eva to register)
    (UTC+2) Tue 2:00 am – Berlin
    (UTC+1) Tue 1:00 am – Edinburgh
    (UTC-4) Tue 8:00 pm – New York
    (UTC-5) Tue 7:00 pm – Chicago
    (UTC-7) Tue 5:00 pm – Los Angeles
    (UTC+10) Tue 10:00 am – Sydney
  • Queer Zine Archive Project Tour,
    plus Q&A with co-founder Chris Wilde
    (UTC 00:30) (NOTE: registration requires a code because of bots- enter zines4eva to register)
    (UTC+2) Tue 2:30 am – Berlin
    (UTC+1) Tue 1:30 am – Edinburgh
    (UTC-4) Tue 8:30 pm – New York
    (UTC-5) Tue 7:30 pm – Chicago
    (UTC-7) Tue 5:30 pm – Los Angeles
    (UTC+10) Tue 10:30 am – Sydney
  • ~tabling~ (UTC 01:00)
    (UTC+2) Tue 3:00 am – Berlin
    (UTC+1) Tue 2:00 am – Edinburgh
    (UTC-4) Tue 9:00 pm – New York
    (UTC-5) Tue 8:00 pm – Chicago
    (UTC-7) Tue 6:00 pm – Los Angeles
    (UTC+10) Tue 11:00 am – Sydney
  • Panel: Zine Libraries and Zine Librarianship (UTC 02:00)
    (UTC+2) Tue 4:00 am – Berlin
    (UTC+1) Tue 3:00 am – Edinburgh
    (UTC-4) Tue 10:00 pm – New York
    (UTC-5) Tue 9:00 pm – Chicago
    (UTC-7) Tue 7:00 pm – Los Angeles
    (UTC+10) Tue 12:00 pm – Sydney
  • Zine reading: AUS creators (UTC 03:00)
    (UTC+2) Tue 5:00 am – Berlin
    (UTC+1) Tue 4:00 am – Edinburgh
    (UTC-4) Tue 11:00 pm – New York
    (UTC-5) Tue 10:00 pm – Chicago
    (UTC-7) Tue 8:00 pm – Los Angeles
    (UTC+10) Tue 1:00 pm – Sydney
  • Zine library talk with John Stevens, State Library of Victoria, AU (UTC 03:30)(UTC+2) Tue 5:30 am – Berlin
    (UTC+1) Tue 4:30 am – Edinburgh
    (UTC-4) Tue 11:30 pm – New York
    (UTC-5) Tue 10:30 pm – Chicago
    (UTC-7) Tue 8:30 pm – Los Angeles
    (UTC+10) Tue 1:30 pm – Sydney

 

ZLuC 2020 moving online

This year’s Zine Librarians unConference, ZLuC 2020, in Montréal has been cancelled due to COVID-19. But zine librarians from around the world are working on a virtual version of the event! http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/ If you’re interested in attending, stay tuned. If you’re interested in helping organize this event, please get in touch! In the meantime, join us on July 21 for a special event, being decided by ZLuC organizers right now!