Zine librarian meetup at Virtual PZS 2021

The Portland Zine Symposium will be held online on Saturday July 24 and July 25, and along with workshops and talks, there will be a casual, drop-in session just for zine librarians. Kelsey Smith and Aggie Burstein will host the session, which will be Sunday July 25 from 3:30-4:30 pm on Sunday July 25.

Registration is free for all and all are welcome, but you must register in advance for each session during #VirtualPZS2021 that you want to attend in order to receive the Zoom links. Find the full schedule at portlandzinesymposium.org/virtualpzs.

an image of a grumpy-looking cat eating a watermelon along with the text "Zine Librarian Meetup with Kelsey Smith, 3:30-4:30 pm Sunday"

International Zine Month 2021

Welcome to International Zine Month 2021! IZM is a project created by Alex Wrekk, of Stolen Sharpie Revolution fame, as a way to celebrate many aspects of zines and the zinester community. Every year Alex creates a flyer which provides day-to-day events: find a printable copy and a text version of the info in the flyer at Alex’s IZM page.

Please note that July 21 is Zine Library Day! Plan something special in your library!

cut-and-paste style flyer featuring 31 days of things to do to celebrate zines in July 2021

Overthrow the 10-Page Paperarchy: Manifesto Zines

On Wednesday May 19th, zine librarians Ziba Perez and Jenna Freedman will be presenting a workshop titled “Overthrow the 10-Page Paperarchy: Manifesto Zines.” They’ll be modeling zine-making as a means of challenging the white patriarchy and exploring the capacity for zines to highlight skills beyond those recognized and valued by the academy.

The workshop is part of the Critical Pedagogy Symposium cosponsored by METRO and ACRLY/NY. Registration is free; find more info at mnylc.org/cps.

IZLUC2020 Zine: Call for Contributions

The International Zine Librarians unConference 2020 was a breathtaking experience and collaboration. Let’s document how we made it happen and our feels about it.

IZLUC logo (title around globe with zine in the middle) with "the zine" added across the zine portion.We want to cover the topics listed on this spreadsheet and welcome others. Contributions can take the form of narratives, lists, recipes, limericks, comics, or whatever you’ve got, but note that the mission is providing documentation for next time. You can layout your own piece or leave the design to the co-editors. Just be sure to leave us a nice margin!

Continue reading

IZLuC2020 Schedule and Registration are now LIVE!

Please join us October 30-November 2 (start and end dates vary by timezone)! Three days of amazing programming and unconference time for library workers interested in zines and zinesters interested in libraries to hobnob and learn together!
http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/

Click on the individual days for schedules and to register.

This quokka says SEE YOU AT THE UNCONFERENCE!

IZLuC2020 Spokes Notes: 24 October 2020

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

On Saturday 24th 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 Kelly, notes were taken by Ella. In attendance were Kat (DEI), April, Ziba, and Milo (outreach and promo), Kassi, Kelsey, André and Ella (programming), Matthew (tech), Kelly, Jenna, and Lilith (co-ordinating).
Continue reading

IZLuC2020 Community Care Expectations

Community Care Expectations

This is a lightly modified version of the Community Care Expectations used for the International Zine Library Day 2020 event (J21).
Why does this document exist?

We want the International Zine Librarians (un)Conference — IZL(u)C — 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.

Continue reading