Upcoming: Toronto Queer Zine Fair

In honour of the upcoming Toronto Queer Zine Fair, come to the Zine Library and check out our new display featuring zines exploring queer identity and issues.

Here are some of the highlights:

A few zines from the display.

  • Gladys Bentley (of the series The Life and Times of Butch Dykes) tells stories of the life of Gladys Bentley in her time as a gay entertainer in the 20s.
  • Asking For It features drawings of men wearing woman’s lingerie in various poses (some provocative and others not).
  • I Like Girls: My First Crush explores the excitement and uncertainty of queer women’s first crushes. This issue includes 7 stories as well as thoughtful art and collages throughout.
  • Queer Enough contains essays, stories, poems, and art about the challenges that queers in different-gender relationships face. This issue includes articles such as “Queer Enough,” “Without a Map: The gender adventures of a budding tenderqueer,” and more.
  • A Queersafe Zine is a super informative zine about sexual health geared toward the queer community with a focus on creating a safe space for information about pertinent topics related to sexuality. It includes illustrations.

 

This is just a small sampling of the awesome zines from the display, so come check it out to see what else is here!

The Queer Zine Fair takes place on Saturday October 4, beginning at 11:00 am at the United Steelworkers Hall. For more information on the Fair, check out: http://torontoqueerzinefair.tumblr.com/about

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Saturday September 27th!

Editors Wanted : Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon @ OCAD U’s Dorothy H. Hoover Library Saturday September 27th, 2 – 5:45 pm.

Join OCAD University Library in their on-going commitment to expand the representation of women on Wikipedia. Help bridge the gap — let’s edit!

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Saturday Sept. 27; 2-5:45pm

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09 2014

Learning Zone Extended Hours Have Arrived!

Learning Zone 2014 Fall HoursThe Learning Zone will be hosting multiple workshops throughout this semester starting with Financial Matters CREATiveFund$ Money Mondays, free financial planning for students and grads every Mondays 10-11am/repeating 2-3pm, space limited RSVP; Need to learn a new software application for your next project? Visit with IT Salon, Tuesdays @ noon, informal one-on-one software help, presentations and pizza — next workshop October 7th; Interested in enhancing your professional skills? Career Development is offering Resume/CV, Portfolio & Interview Skills Drop-In Clinic Thursday October 9th & October 23rd, 3-4pm.

 

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09 2014

Launching IT Salons in the Learning Zone!

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We are excited to announce a new workshop series is coming to the Learning Zone: the IT Salon! Whether you are stuck with a specific laptop or software application related issue, you want to learn more about the technology used here at OCAD U, or you simply need some pizza, the IT Salon is for you. Some of our in-house tech specialists — most of whom have an art or design background — will be in the LZ for one-on-one help. IT Salon will feature great presentations on relevant topics like The Art & Design of Rap and more. We want to provide a chance to get extra help from IT Services, learn something new and eat pizza.

The inaugural event kicks off on September 9, 2014  starting at 12:00 noon and featuring The Art & Design of Rap with Les Seaforth. Drop in, grab a slice and absorb all the delicious knowledge our IT Staff will graciously bestow upon you. See you at the Salon!

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IT Salon Dates:

September 9th
September 23rd
October 7th
October 21st
November 4th
November 18th

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See you in September!

OCAD U Library Services, the Learning Zone

The Learning Zone summer hours will come to a close on August 15th. We are looking forward to 2014 fall semester, welcoming new and returning students to our space.

Learning Zone is an collaborative engaging space open to students and faculty. It includes several collections — Art & Design Annuals, Visionnaire periodical collection, OCAD Zine Library and our newest addition, the OCAD Seed Library.

Our space supports many of the student groups in hosting  XPACE: External Space, a membership based artist-run centre supported by OCAD Student Union, Plate Station, reusable dishware exchange program and sustainable gardening initiatives by grOCAD.

Many on-going events take place throughout the school year including Money Mondays – financial planning available to students and grads presented by CREATiveFund$, OCAD U’s Financial Skills Program, student exhibitions and much more.

See you in September, stay tuned for the LZ fall hours!

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