Hey zine lovers!
It's been quite a while since anything was posted to this list, but the
denver zine library is alive and well and full of fun. this wednesday
(2/9) we had an organizational meeting, and here's what we talked about:
upcoming events - Shawn Granton (Ten Foot Rule) is doing a DIY Comics
Workshop on Saturday, March 12, at 3pm. The Tranny Roadshow will be on
Saturday, March 26, (time undetermined).
copy machine - we got a working copy machine donated to the library! it
hasn't been delivered yet but will soon be in the space, so that zines
really can be made here from start to finish and so that you can buy cheap
copies that support a place you care about.
nonprofit status - a couple months ago, we filed the articles of
incorporation to become a 501(c)3 nonprofit. we have 18 months from the
time of doing that to turn in our full application for nonprofit status.
this weekend we will look over the application in depth and make a plan to
get that done asap.
board of directors - part of the nonprofit thing means we need an official
board of directors with at least 5 members. Kristy, Kelly, and Jamez are
definitely on the board and there are a couple other people who might be.
if you're interested in being part of the organizing board for the
library, let us know.
membership - we are going to launch a membership program this spring. for
small fees, members will receive benefits such as free copies,
subscriptions to the newsletter, t-shirts, membership cards, and/or
subsciptions to the "zine of the month".
volunteer training - to help avoid possible confusion, new volunteers will
not be left alone in the library until they have worked 2 or 3 full shifts
with an established volunteer.
planning meetings - there used to be regular planning meetings and those
have fallen away in recent months, but we are resuming bimonthly meetings.
if you would be interested in attending and have a preference on days or
times, let us know before we set a schedule. meetings are relaxed and
usually involve food. also, we would like to have a joint meeting with
the breakdown collective to help build that relationship and discuss ways
for the two spaces to work together.
website - the website is desperately in need of updating. kristy will
contact kelly and bart for help/training to get it back on track.
fundraising - the library needs money badly! we are going to contact
relevant local businesses to request sponsorship - i.e. one month's rent,
$120 - and offer them advertising in the newsletter as one benefit of
sponsorship. also we need to hold more events that don't take an excess
of planning time. we may contact the hi-dive about doing another benefit
there. also we will look into the posibility of running an occasional
field canvass after 501(c)3 status has been attained.
newsletter - the february issue of the newsletter has not yet been
completed and needs to be pulled together this weekend.
outreach - we need volunteers to help teach zine-making workshops as part
of the community outreach through The Other Side Arts. also, we will
contact local zinesters (like some of you) to offer that they can use the
library for zine release parties when they have new publications.
other - we need to set up a bank account, check into donations of copier
ink, move another book shelf into the space, organize and catalog like crazy...
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