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Teaching With Zines — IZL(u)C 2020

This page has resources from the Teaching With Zines session.

Before our session, we invite you to take 5 or 10 minutes to reflect on the following questions. (You can also download and print a zineier version here.)

So you wanna teach with zines! That’s great. Here are some questions to help you think through a zine activity, whether it is a standalone thang or part of a longer-term course or series. You might answer all of these questions, or just a few. 

  • What do you want people to learn? This could be a specific skill, some information, or even a set of feelings.
  • How do you see zines fitting into that? For example, as content (they’re legit learning about zines as zines), as a container for content (they’re learning about cooking by reading zines), or as a container for sharing what they’ve learned (making a zine about science they’ve learned), or something else altogether?
  • Who are your learners or your audience? What is important to know about them?
  • What’s the timeframe? For example, will this all happen in one hour, or be spread over a series of meetings?
  • What do you need to make it happen? Say, a long-arm stapler, or ideas for potential topics, or a stack of kid-friendly zines to browse.
  • Write out the steps for what you expect learners to do:
  • What are you worried about?
  • What are you excited about?
  • How will you know if it worked?

Additional resources

There’s a whole page on this very website filled with resources for teaching with zines: http://zinelibraries.info/running-a-zine-library/teaching-with-zines/. You can also download the Teaching With Zines zine (pdf).

Cover of the Teaching With Zines zine

This zine features recommendations for teaching with zines for all different ages and audiences.

If you’re working with children, this post about zines for kids may be helpful.

Our panelists recommended the following:

Barnard Zine Library:  https://zines.barnard.edu/

 

 

Meeting Accessibility Best Practices

General Resources

Closed Captions for meetings

  • All presenters should be encouraged to use a web captioner.  Alternatively, program attendees can use the captioner on their own devices (which will require using a separate browser from Zoom).  Suggested captioning software:

Making the presentation accessible

  • Have well defined roles and responsibilities:
    • Presenter(s)
    • Note Taker(s)
    • Facilitator/Coordinator(s) (Representatives from IZLuC who could be co-host of meeting)
    • Chat monitor
  • Include broad trigger/content warnings at prior to or at the beginning of the session if potentially sensitive topics are being discussed
  • To minimize cognitive load for larger meetings, it is suggested that most attendees turn off their video (except for the designated roles above and anyone who is controlling the floor, i.e. participant asking a question, which there should only be one person at a time holding the floor) with a max of four videos shared at any one time.
  • Establish clear and consistent ways for audience participation: i.e. use the chat and raise hand function of Zoom (please note that the raise hand tool is limited because it is difficult to see the order in which hands are raised).
  • Try and minimize your background noise when/if you are speaking or facilitating. Utilize the Spotlight feature when possible/necessary

Presentation materials best practices

  • Make presentation materials accessible:
    • Share slides/documents or other shared materials before the presentation
    • Ensure that the materials are built accessibly, i.e. heading structure, alt text for images, avoid big blocks of text, and do not use acronyms or jargon, etc.  Automated tools available for this include built in accessibility software like Microsoft suite or Grackle for Google or Adobe Pro DC.
  • Speak clearly and slowly.  Take pauses and breaks to check in with the audience.
  • Verbally describe any visuals you use, i.e. an image on a PPT slide should be described for audience members that may not be able to visually see the image.

Recording the meeting

  • Let the audience know the meeting is being recorded.
  • Provide captioning and transcript.

 

Social Media Accessibility Best Practices

General Resources

  • Guidelines for Creating Image Descriptions via American Anthropological Association
    • Includes an explanation of the difference between alt text, image descriptions, and captions
  • Use Instagram Threads to create automatic captioning for your videos that you can then download to your device (can also upload existing videos);
    • IGTV videos also have an automatic captioning feature

Consent to Post

  • Do I have permission from the creator to feature their work in a social media post and/or tag them?

Accessible Content

  • Does the order of content in an Instagram Stories post, multi-photo post, and/or Twitter thread make sense?
  • Did I capitalize the first letter of each new word when using hashtags?  Often referred to as “Camel Case.”
  • Can I use a link shortener when posting long links?
  • Can I indicate what kind of link it is/where it will be taking users? Ex. www.content.com/388 [form]
  • Did I use acronyms or other terms that may need to be explained?

Alt Text and Image Descriptions

  • Have I written alt text for all images for users using screen readers?
  • Have I written and included an image description for each image?

Video captions and Audio Transcripts

  • Can I include captions in the video?
  • If not, can I include a transcript of the video or make it available via another publicly available file/link?

IZLuC 2020 Registration

Registration for the International Zine Librarian Unconference 2020 is now closed. If you wish to attend a session but did not register yet, or did not receive an email with the links after you registered, send us an email at zineluc@gmail.com

If you're able let us know what session blocks you plan to attend below (this is just to give us an idea of numbers for each block and isn't binding! you'll still receive links to all the blocks!)

All times are in UTC. To find convert from UTC to your time zone head to: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html Each block is three hours long. Blocks will normally contain: an hour of programming, followed by a fifteen minute break, and then two hours of unconference sessions, with a fifteen minute break in the middle, unless otherwise described.

You don't have to attend a full block, so if you can only attend part of it that's no problem - all the blocks are broken down in more detail on the full schedule! 

IZLuC 2020 – Sunday, 1 November

Programming blocks are color-coded to help you find sessions that are live during a time convenient where you are. The Blue Scissors Block begins each day around late morning if your time zone is near the Melbourne time zone. The Yellow Photocopier Block begins each day around late morning if you are in a time zone that lines up with Mumbai’s. The Pink Stapler Block begins in late morning each day if you are in a time zone close to Berlin’s. The Purple Glue Stick Block aligns with late morning in places that line up near the longitude of Los Angeles. For more information and to find your UTC time zone code, check out this tool:
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

To confuse things, the clocks in the US go back on Sunday at 2am – which is why you’ll see that from the yellow photocopier block onwards, the time relative to UTC has changed! Don’t get caught out!

Block Local Time UTC
Blue Scissors Block 11:00 – 14:30
Melbourne, Australia
00:00 – 03:30
Yellow Photocopier Block 10:30 – 14:00
Mumbai, India
05:00 – 08:30
Pink Stapler Block 11:00 – 14:30
Berlin, Germany
10:00 – 13:30
Purple Glue Stick Block 11:00 – 14:30
Los Angeles, U.S.
18:00 – 21:30

All programming will be in English unless otherwise noted. There are 15 minute breaks built into blocks between talks, tours and unconference sessions.

Sunday, 1st November

00:00 – 03:30 UTC – Blue Scissors Block 3

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Los Angeles (UTC -7) Milwaukee (UTC-5) Baltimore (UTC -4) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Sat Oct 31st,  5:00 PM Sat Oct 31st, 7:00 PM Sat Oct 31st, 8:00 PM Sunday Nov 1st, 12:00 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 2:00 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 5:30 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 9:00 AM Sunday Nov 1st,11:00 AM

Bilingual Zine Workshop with Yago Cura of Hinchas Press

https://linktr.ee/HINCHAS_Press

Yago Cura of Hinchas Press will talk about the James Foley Scriptorium project and then facilitate a hands-on workshop. This bilingual zine workshop aims to share the language acquisition capacity of 6-fold zines, in and out of the classroom, while illustrating several generative trajectories that zinesters can take to satiate their language-nerding. The workshop will not only impart best practices for making polyglot zines, but provide several made by HINCHAS Press and used in workshops, classroom, and public library programming. This workshop will be followed by two hours of unconference sessions.

What’s an Unconference session?

An unconference session is a space where the topic and form of discussion is decided by the people in the (zoom) room. For a better idea of what, why and how, see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/unconference-sessions/

05:00 – 08:30 UTC – Yellow Photocopier Block 3

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Los Angeles (UTC -7) Milwaukee (UTC-5) Baltimore (UTC -4) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Saturday Oct 31st, 10:00 PM Saturday Oct 31st, 12:00AM Sunday Nov 1st, 1:00 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 5:00 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 7:00 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 10:30 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 14:00 PM Sunday Nov 1st, 4:00 PM

Athens Zine Bibliotheque Tour
Presented by Panayiota and Tassos – https://theathenszinebibliotheque.gr/
@theathenszinebibliotheque (ig)

Join Panayiota & Tassos from the Athens Zine Bibliotheque for a tour of their space, and some zines from their collection. This tour will be prerecorded with closed captions. This will be followed by a live Q&A, and then two hours of unconference sessions.

What’s an Unconference session?

An unconference session is a space where the topic and form of discussion is decided by the people in the (zoom) room. For a better idea of what, why and how, see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/unconference-sessions/

 

10:00 – 13:30 UTC – Pink Stapler Block 3

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Los Angeles (UTC -8) Milwaukee (UTC-6) Baltimore (UTC -5) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Sunday Nov 1st, 2:00 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 4:00 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 5:00 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 10:00 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 12:00 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 3:30 PM Sunday Nov 1st, 7:00 PM Sunday Nov 1st, 9:00 PM

Zinedabaad Collective – @zinedabaad (ig)

Presenters: Riya and Devashree

Join Riya and Devashree from the Zinedabaad Collective to hear about the history of self-publishing in India and what led them to it.

This will be followed by two hour long unconference sessions in a space facilitated by Zinedabaad. The first will draw from the talk to broadly look at tracing our relationships with zines and self-publishing. The second will be a discussion and hands on exploration of the questions raised throughout this block – expect some zine making, so come prepared with paper and your zine crafting tools of choice.

What’s an Unconference session?

An unconference session is a space where the topic and form of discussion is decided by the people in the (zoom) room. For a better idea of what, why and how, see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/unconference-sessions/

18:00 – 21:30 UTC – Purple Glue Stick Block 3

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Los Angeles (UTC -8) Milwaukee (UTC-6) Baltimore (UTC -5) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Sunday Nov 1st, 10:00 AM Sunday Nov 1st, 12:00 PM Sunday Nov 1st, 1:00 PM Sunday Nov 1st,  6:00 PM Sunday Nov 1st, 8:00 PM Sunday Nov 1st, 30 11:30 PM Monday Nov 2nd, 03:00 AM Monday Nov 2nd, 05:00 AM

Principles of Zine Cataloging

Presenters: Joshua Barton, Rhonda Kauffman, and Kelly Swickard

Join Joshua Barton (Michigan State Univ.), Rhonda Kauffman (Univ. of Connecticut), and Kelly Swickard (ProjectMUSE) as we philosophize on the principles and issues of cataloging zines. Topics will cover identifying creators, titles, subjects, and more. Perfect for a novice or experienced cataloger, curious or skeptical, this session will provide foundations for describing your own zine collection. This session will be followed by 2 hours of unconference sessions.

What’s an Unconference session?

An unconference session is a space where the topic and form of discussion is decided by the people in the (zoom) room. For a better idea of what, why and how, see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/unconference-sessions/

 

21:30 – 23:00 UTC – Rainbow Block One and Only

BONUS session: UnZineFest! 

Los Angeles (UTC -8) Milwaukee (UTC-6) Baltimore (UTC -5) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Sunday Nov 1st, 1:30 PM Sunday Nov 1st, 3:30 PM Sunday Nov 1st, 4:30 PM Sunday Nov 1st,  9:30 PM Sunday Nov 1st, 11:30 PM Monday Nov 2nd, 3:00 AM Monday Nov 2nd, 6:30 AM Monday Nov 2nd, 8:30 AM

To close out this year’s International Zine Librarians (un)Conference, please come say hello to some amazing zinesters as they share their creations and informally chat about zinemaking. Tablers include Hope Amico, Charlie Birch, Jonas Cannon, Kassi Grace, Avy Jetter, David Lasky, Liz Mason, Liz Yerby, and Ziba of ZebraRadar Zine. Brown Recluse Zine Distro will also be represented in some capacity. More tablers being added soon!

>>>>>Friday, 30 October Schedule >>>> Saturday, 31 October Schedule

IZLuC 2020 – Saturday, 31th October

Programming blocks are color-coded to help you find sessions that are live during a time convenient where you are. The Blue Scissors Block begins each day around late morning if your time zone is near the Melbourne time zone. The Yellow Photocopier Block begins each day around late morning if you are in a time zone that lines up with Mumbai’s. The Pink Stapler Block begins in late morning each day if you are in a time zone close to Berlin’s. The Purple Glue Stick Block aligns with late morning in places that line up near the longitude of Los Angeles. For more information and to find your UTC time zone code, check out this tool:
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Block Local Time UTC
Blue Scissors Block 11:00 – 14:30
Melbourne, Australia
00:00 – 03:30
Yellow Photocopier Block 10:30 – 14:00
Mumbai, India
05:00 – 08:30
Pink Stapler Block 11:00 – 14:30
Berlin, Germany
10:00 – 13:30
Purple Glue Stick Block 11:00 – 14:30
Los Angeles, U.S.
18:00 – 21:30

All programming will be in English unless otherwise noted. There are 15 minute breaks built into blocks between talks, tours and unconference sessions.

Saturday, 31st October

00:00 – 03:30 UTC – Blue Scissors Block 2

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Los Angeles (UTC -7) Milwaukee (UTC-5) Baltimore (UTC -4) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Friday, October 30 5:00 PM Friday, October 30 7:00 PM Friday, October 30 8:00 PM Sat, Oct 31 12:00 AM Sat, October 31 2:00 AM Sat October 31 5:30 AM Sat Oct 31 9:00 AM Sat Oct 31, 11:00 AM

 

The State of Zines in Australian Libraries Panel Discussion
Presenters: Dr Jessie Lymm, John Stevens, and Daniel Wee

While we know a lot about zine libraries in the UK and USA, what is happening with zines in libraries down here in Australia? What libraries are collecting zines? How are these being made available to the public? And what does the future look like for zines in Australian libraries and those who are passionate about them? Join a group of knowledgeable people on the subject: Dr Jessie Lymm, John Stevens, and Daniel Wee, in conversation with Kassi Grace. This will be followed by two hours of open unconference sessions.

The facilitator will be Kassi Grace

What’s an Unconference session?

An unconference session is a space where the topic and form of discussion is decided by the people in the (zoom) room. For a better idea of what, why and how, see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/unconference-sessions/

05:00 – 08:30 UTC – Yellow Photocopier Block 2

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Los Angeles (UTC -7) Milwaukee (UTC-5) Baltimore (UTC -4) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Fri, October 30 10:00 pm Sat, Oct 31st 12:00 AM Sat Oct 31st 1:00 AM Sat Oct 31st 5:00 AM Sat Oct 31st 7:00 AM Sat Oct 31st 10:30 AM Sat Oct 31st 2:00 PM Saturday, October 31 4:00 PM

Sister Library Tour
Presented by Aqui of Sister Library – @sister.library (ig)

Join us for this presentation from Aqui of Sister Library, along with a showing of a short documentary. This presentation will be followed by two hour-long open unconference sessions providing space to discuss the presentation and the questions, actions and topics raised as a group.

What’s an Unconference session?

An unconference session is a space where the topic and form of discussion is decided by the people in the (zoom) room. For a better idea of what, why and how, see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/unconference-sessions/

 

10:00 – 13:30 UTC – Pink Stapler Block 2

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Los Angeles (UTC -7) Milwaukee (UTC-5) Baltimore (UTC -4) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Sat Oct 31st 3:00 AM Sat Oct 31st 5:00 AM Sat Oct 31st 6:00 AM Sat Oct 31st 10:00 AM Sat Oct 31st 12:00 PM Sat Oct 31st 3:30 PM Sat Oct 31st 7:00 PM Sat Oct 31st 9:00 PM

Archiv der Jugendkulturen and Museum of Youth Culture

Presented by Lisa Schug and Daniel Schneider from @archiv_der_jugendkulturen (ig) and El Affleck from the Museum of Youth Culture, UK

Join Lisa Schug & Daniel Schneider from the Archiv der Jugendkulturen, Berlin, and El Affleck from the Museum of Youth Culture, UK, as they introduce us to zines in their collections, share their experiences and discuss the how, what and why of collecting youth cultures. This block will involve two pre-recorded tours of the respective collections, an unconference session, and end with a live Q&A.

What’s an Unconference session?

An unconference session is a space where the topic and form of discussion is decided by the people in the (zoom) room. For a better idea of what, why and how, see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/unconference-sessions/

18:00 – 21:30 UTC – Purple Glue Stick Block 2

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Los Angeles (UTC -7) Milwaukee (UTC-5) Baltimore (UTC -4) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Sat Oct 31st 11:00 AM Sat Oct 31st  1:00 PM Sat Oct 31st 2:00 PM Sat Oct 31st 6:00 PM Sat Oct 31st  8:00 PM Sat Oct 31st 11:30 PM Sun Nov 1st 03:00 AM Sun Nov 1st 05:00 AM

Lightning Talks! Smashing Zine Folks Giving Snappy Presentations

Presenters: Hope Amico, Amy Drayer, Violet Fox, Jenna Freedman, BluRaven C. Houvener​​​​​​​, Avy Jetter, Michelle Nitto, Raul Rodriguez, Aldiman Sinaga of PTK Distribution, and April Ibarra Siqueiros​​​​​​​

Please join us for a series of captivatingly concise five-minute talks related to zines and/or libraries! This will be followed by two hours of open unconference sessions.

The facilitator will be Kelsey Smith.

What’s an Unconference session?

An unconference session is a space where the topic and form of discussion is decided by the people in the (zoom) room. For a better idea of what, why and how, see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/unconference-sessions/

>>>>Friday, 30 October Schedule >>>Sunday, 1 November Schedule

IZLuC 2020 – Friday 30th October

Programming blocks are color-coded to help you find sessions that are live during a time convenient where you are. The Blue Scissors Block begins each day around late morning if your time zone is near the Melbourne time zone. The Yellow Photocopier Block begins each day around late morning if you are in a time zone that lines up with Mumbai’s. The Pink Stapler Block begins in late morning each day if you are in a time zone close to Berlin’s. The Purple Glue Stick Block aligns with late morning in places that line up near the longitude of Los Angeles. For more information and to find your UTC time zone code, check out this tool:
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Block Local Time UTC
Blue Scissors Block 11:00 – 14:30
Melbourne, Australia
00:00 – 03:30
Yellow Photocopier Block 10:30 – 14:00
Mumbai, India
05:00 – 08:30
Pink Stapler Block 11:00 – 14:30
Berlin, Germany
10:00 – 13:30
Purple Glue Stick Block 11:00 – 14:30
Los Angeles, U.S.
18:00 – 21:30

All programming will be in English unless otherwise noted. There are 15 minute breaks built into blocks between talks, tours and unconference sessions.

Friday 30th October

00:00 – 03:30 UTC – Blue Scissors Block 1

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Los Angeles (UTC -7) Milwaukee (UTC-5) Baltimore (UTC -4) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Thursday, October 29 5:00 PM Thursday, October 29 7:00 PM Thursday, October 29 8:00 PM Friday, October 30 12:00 AM Friday, October 30 2:00 AM Friday, October 30 5:30 AM Friday, October 30 9:00 AM Friday, October 30 11:00 AM

 

Quarantine Zine Library
Presented by Sticky Institute
www.stickyinstitute.com

From Melbourne’s Sticky Institute comes a conversation about making and selling zines in the time of COVID-19. Sticky Institute is a zine shop and making space normally open in the subway under Flinders Street station in Melbourne. As the whole city closed to COVID-19 lockdown, the volunteers at Sticky created Quarantine Zine Library as a way to keep us together even while we’re apart. This will be followed by two hours of open unconference sessions.

What’s an Unconference session?

An unconference session is a space where the topic and form of discussion is decided by the people in the (zoom) room. For a better idea of what, why and how, see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/unconference-sessions/

05:00 – 08:30 UTC  – Yellow Photocopier Block 1

Register Here

Los Angeles (UTC -7) Milwaukee (UTC-5) Baltimore (UTC -4) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Thursday, October 29 10:00 pm Friday, October 30 12:00 AM Friday, October 30 1:00 AM Friday, October 30 5:00 AM Friday, October 30 7:00 AM Friday, October 30 10:30 AM Friday, October 30 2:00 PM Saturday, October 31 4:00 PM

Asia Art Archive
Presented by Sam and Elaine –
@asiaartarchive (ig) @asiaartarchive (twitter)

Zines at the Asia Art Archive: Join Sam and Elaine from the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong to hear about the origins of the zine collection at AAA, the scope of the collection and how they have approached cataloguing. They will discuss how acquiring zines created by artist run spaces, creators and independent publishers active in Asia enriches narratives of collective authorship and hybrid collaboration in shared urgencies and alternative spaces. This will be followed by two hours of open unconference sessions.

What’s an Unconference session?

An unconference session is a space where the topic and form of discussion is decided by the people in the (zoom) room. For a better idea of what, why and how, see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/unconference-sessions/

 

10:00 – 13:30 UTC – Pink Stapler Block 1

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Los Angeles (UTC -7) Milwaukee (UTC-5) Baltimore (UTC -4) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Friday, October 30 3:00 AM Friday, October 30 5:00 AM Friday, October 30 6:00 AM Friday, October 30 10:00 AM Friday, October 30 12:00 AM Friday, October 30 3:30 PM Friday, October 30 7:00 PM Saturday, October 31 9:00 PM

Zine Librarian Code of Ethics
Facilitated by André Wenzel

Come and join us in discussing the Zine Librarian Code of Ethics . What does being an ethical zine librarian mean? Are there changes to the Code that should be made? This will be followed by two hours of open unconference sessions.

What’s an Unconference session?

An unconference session is a space where the topic and form of discussion is decided by the people in the (zoom) room. For a better idea of what, why and how, see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/unconference-sessions/

18:00 – 21:30 UTC – Purple Glue Stick Block 1

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Los Angeles (UTC -7) Milwaukee (UTC-5) Baltimore (UTC -4) Edinburgh UTC-0 Athens (UTC +2) Mumbai (UTC +5:30) Kyoto (UTC +9) Melbourne (UTC +11)
Friday, October 30 11:00 AM Friday, October 30 1:00 PM Friday, October 30 2:00 PM Friday, October 30 6:00 PM Friday, October 30 8:00 PM Friday, October 30 11:30 PM Saturday, October 31 03:00 AM Saturday, October 31 05:00 AM

Teaching With Zines

For learners of any age, zines can be an engaging and even transformative way to learn — whether you are teaching about science, information literacy, or even zines themselves. In this session, a panel of librarians will speak to their experiences teaching with zines with youth, college students, and the broader community. Then, we will host breakout groups for you to talk through your own dreams, fears, and ideas for teaching with zines in your own context. This will be followed by two hours of open unconference sessions.

Our panelists are:

  • Ann Matsushima Chiu is the Social Sciences Librarian at Reed College in Portland, OR. She teaches instruction and critical thinking skills through zines, leads zine workshops in the community and has organized zine fests and events for more than a decade.
  • Cathy Camper works as a youth services outreach librarian at Multnomah County Library, where she’s also a zine librarian. She’s the author of the Lowriders in Space graphic novel series, a founding member of the Portland Women of Color Zine Collective, and co-editor of the candy zine Sugar Needle.
  • Maria Cunningham is the Head of Special Collections and Archives at Reed College in Portland, OR. She started the Reed Zine Library and curates the collection rare book collections, college archives and often conducts instruction sessions and tours featuring zines.
  • Nicky Rodriguez is a queer, Puerto Rican comic artist with a passion for pushing the bounds of storytelling to explore inclusive, diverse narratives and the deconstruction of traditional narrative form. She uses comics to explore Puerto Rican culture and the multi-faceted nature of identity and has an MFA in Comics and BFA in Animation from California College of the Arts. She currently teaches art to youth virtually from Colorado on top of doing freelance illustration and comic work.

The facilitator will be Kelly McElroy.

Before the session, we invite you to take a few minutes to reflect on the questions listed on this resource page.

What’s an Unconference session?

An unconference session is a space where the topic and form of discussion is decided by the people in the (zoom) room. For a better idea of what, why and how, see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/unconference-sessions/

>>>Saturday, 31 October Schedule >>> Sunday, 1 November Schedule

Unconference sessions

What is an unconference?

This is from Eric Goldhagen’s blog and was written about Drupal Camp in NYC but applies to the IZL(u)C, too.

  • An unconference is a participant centric conference, the structure is more concerned with the value to the participants than the value for the sponsors or organizers (in a similar way that the GPL Free Software license is more concerned with the rights of the software user than the software owner)
  • At a normal conference, the hallway conversations tend to be the best parts. At an unconference, it’s all hallway!
  • unconference tries to replicate the community centric nature of Free Software projects in the way we organize an event. Everyone is a participant.
  • Whoever shows up are the right people to have here
  • Whatever happens is what is supposed to happen
  • If you find yourself in a place where you are neither learning or contributing, be respectful but use your feet to find another room where you can learn and contribute
  • Your participation is not only welcome, it’s necessary

Possible discussion topics

  • Collection development for zines in a language you don’t speak
  • Promoting zines in the classroom
  • Multi-language zine collections — how do you put them on the shelf?
  • Cataloguing: examples of catalogues, sharing practices, zine categorization/digitization, information security
  • Keeping zines safe (protecting from wear & tear and stealing)
  • Budgets & zine acquisition
  • writing funding apps for zine libraries – a how to
  • basic archival practice / record keeping skill share
  • Zines in a public library: how to start a collection, where to put a zine collection, age group
  • working with space/location limitations
  • Running a zine festival within a library
  • Experience organizing virtual events
  • Zine clubs
  • Working with young people, age appropriate zines for young people, engaging young people with zines
  • Pandemic – organizing without being physically together
  • Community Building
  • Activism & Zines/Zine Libraries
  • Showing the value of zines to administrators

Steps for facilitating an unconference session by Zoom

  • Give folks some time to get oriented and do some brainstorming of the topics they would like to discuss. You can use the chat for folks to enter their ideas, cull from the list above, and see if anything is being shared on Discord. This could take some time, but that’s okay!
  • Help get a sense of what folks are interested in — you might use the Whiteboard feature so that people can annotate, or just ask people to list their top two topics in the chat, for example. Your goal is to end up with a schedule for the rest of the time together, so people can decide where they’d like to go, when.
  • Make sure that every session has a facilitator and at least one note-taker. The facilitator role is to help keep the conversation moving and keep an eye on the time. The notetaker should jot down notes in the shared documents (links to those are posted on the main IZL(u)C page).
  • Use breakout rooms if there are multiple topics of conversation, or if any groups of people want to split off.
  • Leave up a slide or the whiteboard feature to help people get oriented if there is more than one room. Someone should stay in that main room to direct in folks who join late.
  • Zoom transcription (captions) is not a capability in breakout rooms. If someone needs live transcription, they should be a part of the main room, not a breakout room. Otter transcription may be a possibility for breakout rooms.

Tips and tricks for facilitators/participants

  • Be flexible! This is all an experiment. We will share tips throughout the weekend as we learn together how this works.
  • Make space for awkwardness and mental processing, acknowledge there will be silences and fumbling for Zoom controls, acknowledge the challenge of coming from different spaces.
  • Participants’ initial expectations may be just to sit back and watch, not necessarily active engagement, so let people know how unconferences differ from regular conferences (see the list above).
  • Make clear the different ways people can participate in Zoom: chat, have your video on, adding to shared notes, raise hand feature, etc.
  • Explore in advance tools you might want to use such as Google Jamboard and Cryptpad so you’re familiar with them before sessions.

IZLD 2020 Online Event Notes and Recordings

July 21st 2020 was International Zine Library Day! As a way of celebrating, we held virtual and multimodal events that spanned the globe and created a way for zine librarians to meet up from around the world. Three programming blocks ran from UTC 20:00 to UTC 04:00 with all kinds of events, from workshops to panels to readings (and, of course, more). The notes and recordings from these are available below. Added:

Cook Zine Presentation

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Zines and the Borderlands

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Teaching with Zines

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Tabling Round 1

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Zine Librarian Pets

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ZineWiki Info Sessions

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Make a Mini Zine

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QZAP Tour

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Tabling Round 2

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Zine Libraries and Zine Librarianship Panel

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Australian Zinester Readings

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Zine Library Talk

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