In 2015 I helped set up the UK and Ireland Zine Librarians group with Leila Kassir, as a space for zine librarians to share advice, support, and resources.
Since then we've made a zine together, had our first meeting, and promoted our zine collections. I'm now getting ready to host our second meet up next month!
We will be meeting Thursday 5th October at Manton Studio, Tate Britain in London 1pm - 5pm. It's free to attend and you can book a place here:
UIZL meetup is open to everyone who works with zines regardless of job title/ professional status/ qualifications/type of zine collection. It's especially open to anyone who is thinking of starting a zine library and wants to chat with other people working with zine collections to get some advice.
We'd all love to meet more regularly or even organise some kind of conference/event if we can, but we are a small group at the moment and we are still finding our feet. But I'm very excited about having lots of zine chats and thinking of ways to to promote our zine collections and make what we do a bit more accessible.