Posts Tagged ‘library’

OCAD Zine Library Celebrates Fanzines!

Leading up to the OCADU Zine Fair on March 22 and 23, the OCAD Zine Library is celebrating the origins of zines through Fanzines.

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Fanzines originated in the 1930s as tributes to science fiction writing, often including letters from multiple sci-fi fans commenting on the work they were reading in more established science fiction magazines. Throughout the history of zine making we’ve seen fanzines in tribute to different celebrities, lesser-known artists, fictional characters and anything in culture that zine creators have felt compelled to make a zine about.

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Next Monday (March 20), student and zine maker Francis Tomkins will be running a zine making workshop focussed on fandom, in which they will provide prompts to help attendees approach the subject. The OCADU Zine Collective is accepting submissions for their fandom-themed collaborative zine until the end of March, so this workshop is not only an opportunity to explore fandom through art, but also to create a submission for a zine that will be published on the Risograph later this semester.

Finally, the OCAD Zine Library is currently displaying fanzines from the zine collection as inspiration. Stop by and check out zines on an array of subjects from Kanye West to Idris Elba to Queer Sailor Moon fan-fiction.

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03 2017

It’s time to get growing!

Finally, it’s growing season and the threat of frost is finally behind us. It’s time to bring out your gardening books, sharpen your tools, ideas and gather seeds, if you have not already.

Gardens, Plants, and Landscape Design Display; OCAD U's Library

Visit OCAD University’s Dorothy H. Hoover Library this month and check out the Gardens, Plants and Landscape Design display featuring a selection of books from the library’s collection from Monet’s garden design and Vita Sackville-West essays to Guerrilla gardening including Middle East Garden traditions. To see more: OCAD U Library LibGuides

OCAD Seed Library

Then drop by Library Services Learning Zone and visit the OCAD Seed Library. The OCAD Seed Library collection has a selection of seeds for you to grow your own culinary garden—it’s not too late! The OCAD Seed Library is partnered with the Toronto Seed Library bringing seeds and seed saving practices to the OCAD U community.

OCAD Zine Library

OCAD Zine Library

Looking for a space to start your garden? You can join Toronto Community Garden Network, do container gardening on your balcony or rooftop or build your own hydroponic window farm.

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06 2015

Black History Month at OCAD U: Books and Zines Display + Black Future Month 3015

Black History Month Canada, Library display 2015

What’s happening at OCAD U for Black History Month?

Books, zines on display at OCAD U’s Dorothy H. Hoover Library and OCAD Zine Library located in Library Services Learning Zone and the 3rd Annual Afrofuturism Exhibition – 3015.

OCAD U’s Library brings forth a collection of books for fascinating and thought provoking reads exploring the African and Carribean diaspora in Canada—discovering the past and present history of racism, civil rights movement in small Canadian towns, recovered CBC lectures including Martin Luther King Jr., and stories from personal experiences of being black in Canada. To learn more about these books and others in the Black History Month: A Canadian Perspective display, visit: http://ocad.libguides.com/blackhistory

Black History Month, OCAD Zine Library display

OCAD Zine Library Black History Month display features a collection of zines including autobiographical comics, war and racism, Butch Dykes during the Jazz Age of Harlem, queer politics, the discourse of hair by Canadian women of colour—personal, reflective and engaging zines to discover and enjoy.

Black Future Month 3015

The 3rd Annual Afrofuturism Exhibition – 3015 curated by OCAD U alumnus Danilo McCallum. A multi-media art exhibition featuring works from OCAD U faculty and students as well as international and local artists who identify as black.

Opening reception will take place February 22nd, 6- 10 pm in the main lobby of 100 McCaul St. The celebration continues February 27th with Afrofuturism Discussion Panel & Performance, held in the Auditorium, Rm. 230,  5 – 6:30 pm., followed by a informal reception. Panel discussion ‘Women in Afrofuturism’ will be moderated by Camille Issacs featuring Camille Turner, Futuristic Artist and Author, Asia Clarke, Innovative Fashion & Jeweller, Saidah Baba Talibah, Avantgarde Music Artist and Nalo Hopskinson, Futuristic Author via Skype from California. Performance Art by Faduma Mohamed Ohm and Sharrae Lyon. http://bit.ly/1ClHYec

February 22 until March 6 in the Lobby and 2nd floor Transit Space at 100 McCaul St.

 

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02 2015

Organize, Eat Well, Relax & Plan

Writing & Learning Centre pamphlets; 113 McCaul, Rm., 1501

How prepared are you for final exams and critiques?

It’s been a very busy last several weeks, and now final exams and critiques have arrived.

OCAD U offers many valuable resources to assist with useful tools for time management, research skills, study action plan, and help dealing with year end stress.

Services available on campus are e.g. the Dorothy H. Hoover Library, a excellent place to study with direct access to the reference Librarian, Library Services Learning Zone is a very conducive space for study groups, access to computer stations/scanners or take a break and enjoy yourself by browsing the Design Annuals, OCAD Zine Library or the Visionaire Collection before getting back to your studies. Other important services at the university are The Writing & Learning Centre, Health and Wellness Centre and Academic Advising. Services available off campus are, Ask Chat with a Librarian—online research help from anywhere also, links to online resources.

Ask Chat with a Librarian

OCAD U’s Writing & Learning Centre provides support in writing, critical thinking and reading, studio and study skills. Here are a few PDF’s to guide you in your study habits:

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More study tips:

  • Avoid cramming for your exams, studying in intervals helps with long-term retention
  • Exercise, not only does help to reduce the effects of stress – it improves your memory
  • Watch what you eat. a well-balanced diet that include fruit and vegetables adds fuel to your studying
  • Time management, create a balance study time and schedule, make a list
  • Get a full-nights rest, it helps with your memory—easier to recall the material later

 

 

Good 2 Talk, Post-Secondary Student Helpline

 Post-secondary student hotline, a safe place to connect

Enjoy this video clip because laughter reduces stress

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12 2014

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


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