Every year, the zine libraries community raises money to help a Person of Color attend the Zine Librarians unConference (ZLuC). This year’s ZLuC will be held July 12-14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Registration for all attendees is free; this grant is intended to help with associated travel and/or childcare costs.
If you are Black, Indigenous, and/or a POC and would like to apply for the ZLuC 2018 POC Travel Grant, please apply here: https://tinyurl.com/ZLuC2018travelgrant. Former applicants are encouraged to apply again!
If you’re able to support the ZLuC 2018 POC Travel Grant with funding, please send donations via Paypal to violetfox [at the] gmail [dot] com. There’s also a Paypal donation button on the sidebar of this site. If you’d prefer to contribute without using Paypal, please email the address above and we’ll figure out an alternate method.
If you’re not able to donate funds right now, please help by spreading the word!
Applications and donations will be accepted until Wednesday March 25 2018. All applicants will be contacted by Wednesday April 11.
The Zine Librarian unConference planning committee is happy to announce the dates for ZLuC 2018 in Minneapolis: July 12-14. We have so much exciting stuff that we couldn’t limit ourselves to two days!
The plan (so far…):
- Thursday July 12 (starting around 1 pm-ish?) we’ll have a half day of ZLuC at MCTC (Minneapolis Community and Technical College). MCTC’s library has a huge zine collection and a zine lounge area! A potential field trip that evening will be the Walker Art Center (free on Thursday evenings).
- Friday July 13 we’ll have a full day of ZLuC at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. The UMN Libraries holds the incredible Marshall Weber Culture Wars Zine Collection. We’ll likely have a mixer that evening.
- Saturday July 14 we’ll have another half day to wrap up ZLuC at the Hennepin County Library’s beautiful Minneapolis Central Library. HCL is in the process of ramping up their zine collection and will be the host of this year’s Twin Cities Zine Fest in September. We hope to have another social event that evening, perhaps a zine reading.
All three locations are within central Minneapolis and easily accessible by public transit. (Here’s a map
!) UMN dorm rooms
will be available for reservation starting April 1st, with a cost of $61 per person, per day (tax included) for a private room, and $46 per person, per day (tax included) for a shared room. We’ll also have a limited number of couches/guest rooms to offer.
We know no days/time will work for everyone, but hopefully many people can attend one, two, or all three days of ZLuC 2018. Registration, as always, is free. More details will follow this spring!
If you’re in the Denver area or headed to Denver for ALA Midwinter 2018, please join in a tour of the Denver Zine Library on Saturday February 10th! We’ll be meeting at the Colorado Convention Center at 4:30 pm, and the tour will be from 5-6 pm.
The site selection committee for the Zine Librarians unConference has selected the location for ZLuC 2018: Minneapolis, Minnesota! The proposal was hosted by a number of Minnesota libraries: the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Hennepin County Library, and the Minneapolis Community & Technical College. These libraries, plus others in the metro area, all have zine collections of varying sizes, and the Twin Cities is well-known for its support of literary and artistic creators. ZLuC 2018 will be jam packed with zine library goodness!
A date will be announced soon so travel plans can commence. Thanks to the ZLuC site selection committee (Ziba Zehdar-Gazdecki, Poliana Irizarry, Chlöe Van Stralendorff, Agatha Burstein, Marya Errin Jones, Liz Chenevey, & Katie Ross) for their deliberations.
The Zine Librarians UnConference has been held in Seattle, Portland, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Iowa City, Durham, Austin, Boston, Southern California and now … your town??
If you’re interested in hosting ZLuC 2018, throw your hat in the ring! Info about what would make a good ZLuC site can be found within the host site submission form. Submissions are due Friday December 1 2017.
Looking for info about the Zine Librarians unConference, happening in Long Beach CA August 4-5? Find all the details on the wiki: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc-2017-lgb/
As always, registration for ZLuC is free! Last minute registration? No problem! Fill out this easy breezy form and join the fun at the main branch of the Long Beach Public Library!
The Zine Pavilion will be back at the ALA (American Library Association) annual conference June 23-26th! This year the conference is in Chicago at McCormick Place convention center. If you’re a librarian attending ALA, please stop by the exhibit hall booth 1838 to say hello, browse our zines, and talk about getting zines into your library!
Our hours are the same as the exhibit hall:
Friday June 23, 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Saturday June 24, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday June 25, 9 am – 5 pm
Monday June 26, 9 am – 2 pm
And we’ve got lots of events planned (UPDATED LIST as of June 11):
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From Zine Pavilion 2015 in San Francisco!
From Zine Pavilion 2015 in San Francisco!
The Zine Pavilion will be held this June 23-26 at McCormick Place in Chicago during the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference. We’re still looking for tablers, so if you’re a Chicago-area zinester please consider joining us—you’ll get a free table and registration to the library conference! For more information, check out the Zine Pavilion page and the sign up form.
We’re collecting money for a POC travel grant for the 2017 Zine Librarians unConference (ZLuC), happening August 4-5 in Long Beach, California!
If you identify as black, indigenous, or a person of color and are interested in attending ZLuC 2017, please fill out this application form by Sunday April 30th. Registration is free for all attendees–this grant is designed to help with associated travel and/or childcare costs of attending.
If you’d like to donate to the fund, please send funds via PayPal to violetfox at gmail (or use the Paypal donate button on the sidebar). Thank you!
More details about ZLuC 2017 have been announced: the 2017 Zine Librarians unConference will be held August 4-5 at the Long Beach Public Library in Long Beach, California!
As always, registration for ZLuC is free for everyone. Please visit the wiki site for this year’s ZLuC for more information: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc-2017-lgb/ and make sure you’re on the Zine Librarians email list so you don’t miss any pre-conference conversations and announcements.
Information about the ZLuC 2017 travel grant for POC librarians will be forthcoming!