“How Zines Can Help You Document Social Justice Movements”

Cristina Favretto, Head of Special Collections at the University of Miami Libraries, gave a great presentation on the history of zines on October 21: “All You Need is Paper and Passion: How Zines Can Help You Document Social Justice Movements.” The presentation also had suggestions for building relevant and responsive zine collections.

The session recording and the slides are now available.screenshot of presentation with title screen "All you need is paper and passion"

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.

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IZLuC2020 Spokes Notes: 17 October 2020

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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IZLuC2020 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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IZLuC2020 Spokes 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!)

Cat typing on a typewriter

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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IZLuC Spokes Notes: 5 September 2020

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 Jenna 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.