TSU: Mobile Makerspaces

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Today I’m over on Teen Services Underground talking about Mobile Makerspaces,
some things to think about when considering implementing them, what others have done, and what has worked.

Come on over and take a look!

Queer Zine Panel Handouts


Jenna Freedman, Milo Miller, and Violet Fox

If you missed the Queer Zines – Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going panel yesterday, you missed a really informative and fun panel.
Our presenters above shared a wealth of knowledge, and I’m going to be collecting their online handounts and links and placing them below as I’m able to collect them.
If you want the live tweets from the panel, search #queerzines on Twitter and you’ll pick up most of them.

Milo (@qzap), Jenna (@Zinelib) and Violet (@violetbfox) will be around the Zine Pavilion today (Sunday, June 26) so be sure to say hi and ask them tons of questions!

As of Sunday, June 26:

The special Zine that Milo Miller, the co-founder of QZAP created for the presentation: QZAP Minizine_2016 which is also available on QZAP

GLBTQ Programs and Ways to Help at ALA


Headed to Orlando this weekend for the ALA Annual Conference? Scroll below for exciting GLBTRT programs and ways you can support Orlando while at conference.

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GLBTRT Programs at ALA Orlando


Heading to Orlando for ALA Annual at the end of June? Don’t miss these exciting programs put on by the GLBTRT!


Queer Zines –
Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going

Saturday, June 25 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Orange County Convention Center, Room W102A

Join Milo Miller, Co-Founder of Queer Zine Archive Project and a panel of Queer Zine specialists (Jenna Freedman of Barnard College, and Violet Fox of College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University) to learn about the history of queer zines, the current state of the culture, and where we’re going now, including the new Zine Code of Ethics. Get ideas on how to catalog and archive zines in your collection, along with ideas on how to encourage zine culture in and around your library.

Interests: Adult Services, Diversity, Marketing, Popular Culture, Public Programs, Readers’ Advisory, Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Services

Cost: Included with full conference registration.

Reflecting Realities:
Transgender Fiction for Today’s Tweens and Teens

Sunday, June 26 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Orange County Convention Center, Room W102A

Transgender youth are identifying themselves earlier and earlier, and yet they are some of the least represented within youth literature. Parents and youth alike need assistance figuring out how to take steps in their journey, and often they turn to the library for their primary resources. Join Cory Silverberg (author of the 2016 Stonewall Honor Book “Sex is a Funny Word”) and authors Donna Gephart (Lily and Dunkin), Brie Spangler (Beast), and Meredith Russo (If I Was Your Girl) to learn about their newest works and ways to help transgender youth in your library.

Interests: Adult Services, Diversity, Equity of Access, Popular Culture, Readers’ Advisory, Social Change, Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Services, Youth Services

Cost: Included with full conference registration.



Stonewall Book Awards Program
Monday, June 27 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
HYATT Regency Orlando, Room Florida Ballroom

Celebrate the winners of the 2016 Stonewall Book Awards! The Stonewall Book Awards are the oldest awards honoring the best in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender writing. Join the GLBT Round Table as it recognizes the winners and honorees in fiction, non-fiction, and children’s and young adult categories. The first The Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community will also be presented.

Cost: Included with full conference registration.

TSU: Father’s Day Crafts


Today I’m over on Teen Services Underground sharing ideas for Father’s Day Crafts for teens. Father’s Day often gets shunted to the side in the middle of graduations and summer reading program kick-offs. There’s also the thought that Father’s Day has to be strictly for the guy in the family when it’s not the case. Not everyone has their father in their lives, and could have a grandfather, uncle, or cousin that is important that needs to be celebrated. Or their mom or aunt or grandmother stepped in when a father figure was needed, or someone else entirely. Those people need to be celebrated and recognized, and this is a perfect opportunity to do that. So come on over to TSU and get some inspiration for Father’s Day.