Zine librarians are pooling their money to offer a scholarship to this summer’s Zine Librarians Unconference in Pittsburgh on July 28th & 20th. The scholarship is meant to help someone from an underrepresented group attend the unconference and currently stands at $150 $170 $190 $210.
Applicants should send a short summary of their interest and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st. Notifications will be sent out by July 7th.
If you want to contribute to the scholarship fund, please write to the same address.
The Zine Librarian (un)Conference is happening July 27-28 in Pittsburgh, PA. Check out the wiki here.
CALL FOR WORKSHOPS:
If you are interested in leading a one-hour workshop during the conference, please submit the following information by creating a page for your proposal on this wiki and linking to the proposal on this page by Friday, May 27th, 2012 (deadline okay?).
On your workshop page, please include:
- The title of your workshop
- Your name and a very brief biography of all workshop leaders (1-3 sentences each)
- A brief (100 word) summary of topics you would address
- Any tools, equipment or technology that would be required
- Add your proposal page to this list (You’ll need to be logged into the wiki to do so):
- Sample proposal from the 2009 ZL(u)C: Zine Anatomy
Guidelines for workshops: We are interested in hosting workshops that will be informational, how-to’s and describe a task, skill or scheme that another zine library would find useful. This could be hands-on, or a presentation of what your library has done well.
Note: This is a call only for workshops that require extensive pre-planning, are practical in nature, or require specific materials.
We will also have facilitated discussions at the conference, but those will be selected at the conference itself. List of potential discussion topics. Please add yours!
Looks like we can at least videotape sessions we’d like to, then upload to YouTube or some other place of our choosing. Who wants to be our tech person/s?! – Jude
To register for the PGH ZL(u)C you will need to register for this wiki first.
After you have logged in to the wiki add your name, alphabetically if you please:
- Elvis Bakaitis, Queens College student in Archives & Special Collections
Marie Elia, Archivist Time Capsule Project, Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh
- Violet Fox, Zine Archive & Publishing Project, Seattle
- Jenna Freedman, Zine Librarian and middle manager, Barnard Library
- Eric Goldhagen, technology worker and zine librarian groupie, NYC
Rhonda Kauffman, adjunct cataloger, New York University.
- Alana Kumbier, Research & Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College
- Jill Luedke – Reference & Instruction Librarian/Art Subject Specialist, Temple University, Philadelphia.
- Kelly McElroy, Undergraduate Services Librarian, University of Iowa
- Milo Miller, Co-founder, Queer Zine Archive Project
- Honor Moody, Cataloger, Schlesinger Library
- Erica Saunders, Brooklyn College Library Zine Intern
- Alycia Sellie, Zine, Media and Cultural Studies Librarian, Brooklyn College
- Kalmia Strong, Graduate Fellow in Special Collections & Archives, University of Iowa Libraries
- Jude Vachon, Librarian/Zine Librarian Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
- Celina Williams, Zine Librarian and Graduate Research Assistant, VCU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives
Virtual registration — if you’re interested in viewing sessions from afar, please put your name and your email address here. We’ll be in touch with more details soon.
1. Gina Solares, Catalog Librarian
2. Joshua Barton, zine guy, cataloger, etc., Michigan State University, email@example.com
Please include your name and a short description when proposing a discussion.
- union catalog update
- zinelibraries.info update/check in
- microcosm update
- zine libraries day
- Hit By A Bus (Milo) – in many instances there is a single person who has initiated or organized a library’s zine collection. What happens if that person gets hit by a bus? How is institutional knowledge about the collection shared so that it can be maintained?
- Zine-talking (Kelly) – Reader’s advisory fer zines
- Zinewiki (Kelly) – if there are computers available, let’s chill out and make some updates
- Show and tell (Jenna): forms, processes
- contribute to world’s largest zine
- any Carnegie PL service projects?
For keeping track of who is willing to to what, where we are, and what skills we have, here’s a page for the conference (un)organizers.
Jude, Pittsburgh, find rooms and housing, general make this thing work work
Dorm housing – Carlow University $25/night, some single rooms at same price, others with two single beds, all rooms with air conditioning, communal bathroom, 10 min walk to Carnegie Library – Main. Write your name and email address below if you’d like to stay at Carlow:
- Kelly M. kellymce [at] gmail - Check in 7/26 10pm, Check out 7/29 5AM
- Alycia Sellie [at] gmail – Check in 7/26 2-3pm, Check out?
- Milo milo [at] qzap [dot] org — Check In 7/26 mid afternoon, check out 7/29
- Alana alana.kumbier [at] gmail –Check In 7/26 mid afternoon, check out 7/29
- Honor hmmoody [at] gmail – Check in 7/26 2-3pm, Check out 7/29 eve
- Erica.Suz.Saunders [at] gmail Check in 7/26 afternoon, Check out 7/29 early
- Celina Williams: willcn84 [at] gmail [dot] com – Check in 7/26 after 5pm, Check out 7/29 early
- Violet Fox: my first and last name at gmail.com – check in late nite 7/27, check out 7/29
- Elvis: bakaitis [at] gmail [dot] com Check in 7/26 afternoon, Check out 7/29 early
Carlow University Housing Information
Frances Warde Hall
3333 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
- Check-In: Thursday, July 26th
- Check Out: Sunday, July 29th
- $25.00 per/person; per/night
Staffed Check-In Times*
- Thursday, July 26th: 3:00pm-7:00pm
- Friday, July 27th: 7:00am-10:00am; 2:30pm-4:00pm
*Jude, I received notification from our chief of police that you, as the group leader, can also pass out keys and guest passes. As a result, if you have a conference attendee who cannot check-in during these times, we can give you their guest pass and room key. We would ask that you be the only person responsible for this task.
- Sunday, July 29th by 1:00pm
- Conference participants will be asked to place their key in the key return box next to the dispatch office in Francis Warde Hall. Participants will need to turn in their guest pass to dispatch in Francis Warde Hall.
- Participants will be responsible for bringing their own sheets, towels, toiletries, etc.
- All bathrooms are communal. It is suggested that participants pack shower shoes and bathrobes.
- Each room contains a micro-fridge, bed, and desk. There are no TV’s in individual rooms, but there are TV’s in the lounge areas.
- The residence hall is equipped with wireless access.
- Smoking is strictly prohibited in all buildings on the Carlow campus.
- Participants who smoke must go outside to the designated smoking area.
- The Police Department is located on the main floor of Francis Warde Hall. Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The front desk of the residence hall is staffed 24 hours a day. The bottom level entrance of the residence halls can be accessed Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. After 9:00 p.m. all participants must enter by the 3rd floor entrance.
- Carlow Police Department: 412-578-6007
- Carlow Dispatch: 412-578-6005
- Emergencies: 412-578-6007
After much discussion, it seems to make sense to stick with WordPress. We’ve narrowed our theme options to two: Tweaker4 or 2011. We’ve currently updated to Tweaker4, which will be up until next Friday, November 25. Then we’ll put 2011 up until December 2. So please poke around with each theme and send comments to kellymce [at] gmail.com by December 2.
Keep in mind, the content will still be shifting, this is more about the aesthetics and functions.
Since it doesn’t show up in the title menu, take a look at how wikis will look: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/test/
2. Art contest
Down the line, we’ll be changing the URL to Zinelibrarians.net, restructuring things, and making it easier to add and use content. As part of this process, we need some new art to freshen up the site, and we want your help.
We most need the following:
- a banner at the top of the display
- small badges that folks can proudly post on their own websites
- a general logo that can be easily repurposed
But additional ideas are welcomed!
At this point, please don’t bother making a refined product — just submit a rough sketch, and any explanation you deem necessary. Entries are due December 18, 2011. Sketches will be posted to the website for public voting. The winner will be asked to produce a more complete design by early in 2012. Email your entries (and any questions) to kellymce [at] gmail.com.
Check out the notes from the Zine Librarians Unconference held in Milwaukee earlier this month. Go to the schedule page to see what was discussed and to read any notes posted.