[Libs-Or] International Zine Librarians (un)Conference -- this weekend!

Kelly McElroy kellymce at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 09:52:17 PDT 2020

Good afternoon,

I wanted to share the link and information about the International Zine
Librarians (un)Conference happening all this weekend, starting Thursday
afternoon Pacific time. You can see the full schedule and register here:
http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/ It is all free, all volunteer run,
and truly global in scope!

However, I wanted to specifically highlight our session about *Teaching
with Zines *on Friday morning at 11am-noon Pacific, which features a panel
of mostly Oregonian librarians:

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
and artists 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*.
Thanks for your consideration!

Take care,

"Nothing is more impotent than an unread library." John Waters
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