Now calling for submissions for potential host locations for the 2015 Zine Librarians (Un)Conference, aka ZL(u)C. ZL(u)C is an inspirational and super fun gathering of people who care deeply about zines, their preservation, and their ability to change lives for the better. Past unconferences have been held in Seattle, Portland, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Iowa City, Durham, and now … your town??
If you’re interested in hosting the 2015 edition of zine librarian “nerd summer camp”, please fill out the form here: http://goo.gl/forms/4XUShBBDJN. The questions on the form should give you a good sense of what we’re looking for in a host location.
The deadline this year is early, December 31 2014, so that we can announce the location and dates by the end of January. Please email (violetfox at the gmails) with questions about the selection process or the unconference itself, we’ll be happy to discuss.
Thanks! –this year’s ZL(u)C selection committee: Violet Fox, Kelly Wooten, Celina Williams, and Joshua Barton
Past locations of the Zine Librarians UnConference
For the third consecutive year, zine librarians & their friends are raising money to subsidize a librarian of color’s participation in the Zine Librarians Unconference. Here is the application form. Applications due June 6, 2014.
This year’s conference will be held at Duke University’s Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History & Culture July 18-20.
So far librarians have contributed $215 and $217.25 was raised at the NYC Feminist Zine Fest on March 1st for a total of $487.25. The Sallie Bingham Center will cover the winner’s single dorm room, as well.
Contribute via PayPal to email@example.com. For other options and more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Wherein xx = om)
You can go to it and edit like a wild banshee! Most especially you can REGISTER for the conference, to be held July 17th-19th, 2014.
Illustration from Sallie Bingham Center zines website
Come tour Soapbox and enjoy a reading by Zinesters, Librarians, and the People Who Love them.
741 S 51st, West Philly
7-9 PM January 25, 2014
Interested in hosting the next ZL(u)C* in 2014? The Deciderer Committee needs some more information to do the decidering. Although all of these areas are important, be aware that inexpensive housing, easy access from other cities, and collaboration are among our top priorities.
Please answer the following questions (below the fold) and email your answers to email@example.com by
January 30, February 9, 2014. We hope to announce the next host by mid-February.
*The Zine Librarian (un)Conference. You can see the proceedings of previous ZL(u)Cs here.
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Here is the link for the google hangout for Tuesday September 10th’s virtual meetup at 7 PM EDT / 6 PM CDT / 4 PM PDT
You might want to test your ability to connect before the meeting starts!
Zine Libraries Virtual Meetup set
for Tues Sept 10 at 7 PM EDT / 6 PM CDT / 4 PM PDT
Book mark the following link for information on how to connect to our meetup session.
Instructions and links about how to connect will be updated on this page:
Our intention is to reach out to people that want to connect in-between unconferences. We are especially interested in connecting with people that work with homegrown zine libraries and aren’t necessarily able to make it out to our events.
Hope to see you soon!
If you create zines, would you mind filling out this survey?
Link to Survey
Barnard Zine Library is surveying zine makers to find out what their preferences are when it comes to making inter library loan copy requests of their own zines available to patrons.
The survey investigates the possibility of copying all or part of a zine to make available to a patron who can’t make it to the physical location of the library where the zine is located. This could be because the patron lives in another state or because the patron is a prisoner, for example.
The survey also asks some questions specific to how to handle inter library loan copy requests for prisoners. If zines are photocopied for prisoners, should some of the contact information of the zine creator be blocked out? Or should it remain?
Librarians need help understanding how to handle inter-library loan copy requests in a way that respects the zine makers!
Thanks for your time! These results could help all zine librarians get a sense of what zine makers want when it comes to inter library loan copy policies.
Thanks to Barnard Zine Library for putting this survey together!
You have until August 28th to fill out the survey. Please spread the word and share with other zine creators!
This is a photo of the zine collection in my living room that will soon turn into a pop up zine library experiment in Kansas City, MO.
During the 2013 Zine Librarian’s Unconference, I became aware of a desire to connect more with the zine librarians group. I wanted more opportunities to share support, resources, and solidarity with other people who are making zine libraries happen. I also knew I might not be able to attend the next conference in person, and this made me desire more online possibilities for sharing and support.
Milo also took interest in this idea, and he contacted me about arranging our first zine librarian’s virtual meetup.
The result is that we will attempt to use google hangout to host a virtual meetup for barefoot zine librarians. “Barefoot” libraries and librarians are ones that are usually autonomous and not affiliated with public or academic libraries. Infoshops, Community Centers, zine libraries in your garage – they are all relevant!
Right now we are choosing the dates. You can help by passing the word onto other barefoot zine librarians and marking your availability on the doodle poll.
Hope to see you at the meeting!