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!
The Zine Librarian unConference (ZLuC) 2017 will be hosted by the Long Beach Public Library in Long Beach, California! The date is to be determined.
Thanks to the ZLuC 2017 site selection committee (Dawn Stahura, Ziba Zehdar, Adrienne Marie Naylor, and Kathyrn LaBarre) for making the decision!
Would you like to host the 2017 Zine Librarians unConference (ZLuC)? Applications for a host site will be accepted until November 30th, 2016 via this form. Throw your hat in the ring to host one a bunch of amazing zine librarians at YOUR institution!!
Thanks to everyone who made ZLuC 2016 Boston happen, including the staff and students at Simmons Library, the volunteers of Papercut Zine Library, and especially our gracious host Dawn!!
You can find notes from many of our discussions on the schedule page of the ZLuC 2016 wiki.
The Zine Librarians unConference (ZLuC) is coming up quickly! This year it’s taking place Friday July 29-Saturday July 30th at Simmons College in Boston. Registration is free, so if you’re near Boston and want to sign up for what has lovingly been described as “nerd summer camp,” [coughMilocough] please join us. Registration and a preliminary schedule can be found at http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc-2016-bos/
This is an unconference, so we’ll finalize the topics when we arrive Friday morning, but if you have ideas for what might be worthwhile topics to talk about, add them to the list here: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc-2016-bos/workshops/
If you need a login (or a reset password) to this website, just contact Violet (violetfox [at] gmail [dot] com) or Jenna (jfreedma [at] barnard [dot] edu).
There will be a few zine librarian-related events at ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando, June 23-28—if you’ll be at #alaac16, please stop by the Zine Pavilion or join us for the special events planned.
The Zine Pavilion will be celebrating its fifth anniversary! It will be at booth 751 in the exhibit hall (in the West Concourse, Level 2). There will be tablers from near and far, lots of supplies to help make a page for our collaborative zine, and a raffle where library workers can win a starter zine collection! Events include:
Please share the word about the Zine Pavilion on Tumblr and Twitter using #ZinePavilion.
For the fourth year, zine librarians, archivists, & their friends are subsidizing a librarian of color’s (including aspiring ones) participation in the 2016 Zine Librarians (un)Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on July 29th and 30th at Simmons College.
We recognize an underrepresentation of people of color (POC) in previous Zine Librarians (un)Conferences, and it is because we value the contributions, leadership, and presence of POCs at the conference that we offer this travel grant. Grant winners may spend the money however they see fit, e.g., airfare, childcare, food, etc. (Registration is free for everyone.)
To apply for the travel fund, please fill out this form.
To donate to the travel fund, send money via PayPal to diannelaguerta at gmail dot com (or just click the Paypal donate button in the sidebar). Thank you for your support!
UPDATE JAN. 6: EVENT CANCELLED: We’ve had to cancel this event at Papercut Zine Library, apologies for the late notice!
There will be a zinester / librarian zine reading at Papercut Zine Library on the evening of Saturday January 9th (during ALA Midwinter). We’re looking for folks who would like to read from their zine (or someone else’s), so please get in touch if you’d like to participate (violetfox at the gmails or @violetbfox).
Details: Saturday January 9th 2016 at 6 pm
Papercut Zine Library, 10 Ward St, Somerville MA
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/509940182511594/
For those who are in the Boston area or will be attending the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference, consider joining us for a brainstorming forum on the Zine Union Catalog project on Wednesday January 13th during the Mashcat event at Simmons College. We’ll be discussing what we’ve accomplished so far and entertaining ideas about how we can move forward most effectively.
Mashcat, in their words, “is a loose group of metadata specialists, cataloguers, developers and anyone else with an interest in how metadata in and around libraries can be created, manipulated, used and re-used by computers and software.” The full schedule for the day-long event is available here: http://www.mashcat.info/2016-event/ Registration for the day is full, but if you’d like to attend our session (from 3:30-4:15), get in touch.
RESEARCH GUIDE PAGE
Kelly McElroy, Honor Moody, Dianne Laguerta, Jennifer LaSuprema and Jude Vachon at ZLuC 2015 bar time.
Questions we’d like to address on page:
- What info can you get from zines? Why use zines in your research?
- Challenges in researching zines? e.g. metadata
- Resources for researching zines:
- zinewiki – can we reach out 1x/yr to ask people to update zinewiki entries?
- zinelibrarians yahoo group
- Google zine libraries/archives map
- Particular areas, examples of richness, that zines do well with e.g. health, queer zines, trans zines, punk music… – we can link here to lists we made/are going to make of zines in particular categories
- ALTHOUGH zines are about absolutely anything/everything
We also thought it would be good to post a sample research guide on one subject e.g. bikes.
PS Can we have a Donate Zines page on zinelibraries.info?