Lesson plan: “Radical Appropriation in Zine Making”

Missed this chapter when it first came out, but here’s a great lesson plan for undergraduates by librarian Emilee Mathews. She writes, “In this lesson plan, students critically engage the zine’s conceptual underpinnings and material production in order to reflect on their own nascent zine making practice. What meanings are created by appropriating another’s work, particularly that of another zinester, and does the meaning change when the student’s work is accessioned into the same archive in which they found it?”

Check out the open access chapter “Radical Appropriation in Zine Making,” one of the 17 available through ARLIS/NA’s “Fair Use in the Visual Arts: Lesson Plans for Librarians,” published in 2018.

Blog post about the Edinburgh Zine Library

Here’s a terrific blog post about the Edinburgh Zine Library! “For LGBT History Month, a guest blog post from Abi and Lili from the Edinburgh Zine Library” is a featured story on the Edinburgh Libraries blog. EZL is independent but is hosted by the public library (Central Library), making for a very cool relationship. Read about the inspiration behind the library’s creation and the projects that EZL has made happen during COVID-19 closures.

Environmental zines at the University of Nebraska

University of Nebraska at Omaha librarians Amy Schindler, Monica Maher, and Claire Du Laney collaborated with instructor Clare Maakestad and students in Introduction to Sociology sections to create zines on environmental topics. Read more about their project, including integration with UNO Libraries Archives and Special Collections, in “New Environmental Zines Combine Creativity and Research.”screenshot of article title including an image of eleven mini zines on environmental topics such as plastic bags and extreme weather

Using Zines in Library Instruction and Outreach interview

Long time zine librarian Ann Matsushima Chiu talks about her work using zines in library instruction in a new interview with Raymond Pun. Ann discusses her most frequently used workshops, including a Zines 101 session, teaching information literacy concepts, and the “Zine-in-a-Hurry” workshop, where participants collaborate on a zine which is completed in about an hour! Check out the interview at Infobase.

screenshot from interview page featuring a "coloring zine" on a table surrounded with lavender plants and a knitting project

IZL(u)C 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.

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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