Register

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, bartonjp@msu.edu

Possible Discussions

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?

Organizers

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

PGH ZLuC 2012 Housing

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:

  1. Kelly M. kellymce [at] gmail –  Check in 7/26 10pm, Check out 7/29 5AM
  2. Alycia Sellie [at] gmail – Check in 7/26 2-3pm, Check out?
  3. Milo milo [at] qzap [dot] org — Check In 7/26 mid afternoon, check out 7/29
  4. Alana alana.kumbier [at] gmail –Check In 7/26 mid afternoon, check out 7/29
  5. Honor hmmoody [at] gmail – Check in 7/26 2-3pm, Check out 7/29 eve
  6. Erica.Suz.Saunders [at] gmail Check in 7/26 afternoon, Check out 7/29 early
  7. Celina Williams: willcn84 [at] gmail [dot] com – Check in 7/26 after 5pm, Check out 7/29 early
  8. Violet Fox: my first and last name at gmail.com – check in late nite 7/27, check out 7/29
  9. Elvis: bakaitis [at] gmail [dot] com Check in 7/26 afternoon, Check out 7/29 early

Carlow University Housing Information

Contact Information

Carlow University

Frances Warde Hall

3333 Fifth Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Event Dates

  • Check-In: Thursday, July 26th
  • Check Out: Sunday, July 29th

Nightly Rate

  • $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.

Check-Out

  • 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.

 Linens

  • Participants will be responsible for bringing their own sheets, towels, toiletries, etc.

Bathrooms

  • All bathrooms are communal.  It is suggested that participants pack shower shoes and bathrobes.

Amenities

  • 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.

Wireless Internet

  • The residence hall is equipped with wireless access.

Smoking

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in all buildings on the Carlow campus.
  • Participants who smoke must go outside to the designated smoking area.

Security

  • 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

 

Check out these themes! Plus, art contest

1. Theme-off
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.

MKE ZLUC happened

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.

Two highlights

Call for Workshops: 2nd Zine Librarians (un)Conference

Call for Workshops: Zine Librarians (un)Conference, ZL(u)C 2011

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

July 8-9, 2011

Calling all zine collectors, information activists, underground bibliographers and barefoot librarians! Were seeking librarians of all stripes to lead a workshop or discussion at the 2nd bi-annual (un)conference of zine librarians!

We are interested in hosting informational skillshares that might include hands-on activities, or showcase what your library has accomplished. Your workshop could describe a task, approach, or scheme that would be of interest to fellow zine librarians. We are open to new ways of approaching zine librarianship, whether your collection is housed in an institutional, public, or community library or archive.

Workshops will be scheduled into the rest of the events that will occur on July 8 and 9, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Facilitated discussions and other events will also be worked into the schedule of events by participants at the conference, in the style of bar camp and other unconferences.

Scheduled events will include a zine reading (the culmination of the Orderly Disorder: Librarian Zinesters in Circulation Tour) and tours of local zine libraries, including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukees Special Collections and the Queer Zine Archive Project.

The first Zine Librarians (un)Conference was held in Seattle, Washington in March 2009 at Zine Archive and Publishing Project (ZAPP), to great success. The second bi-annual (un)conference is to be held July 8-9, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information, or to propose a workshop, visit http://mkezluc.wikispaces.com/

Orderly Disorder: Librarian Zinesters in Circulation Tour, Summer 2011

Announcing a librarian zinester summer tour, making its way from the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans to Milwaukee’s Zine Librarians (un)Conference.

Projected stops and dates:

New Orleans, LA – June 26
Atlanta, GA – June 28
Murfreesboro, TN – June 29
Pittsburgh, PA – July 1
Cleveland, OH – July 3
Toronto, ONT – July 4
Detroit, MI – July 5
Chicago, IL – July 6
Milwaukee, WI – July 7

We haven’t really started contacting people in our host cities, so this whole schedule could blow up at any time!

Core participants are Jenna Freedman, Celia Perez, Debbie Rasmussen (and her Zine Mobile), Jami Sailor, and John Stevens (from Australia). We’ll pick up other library worker zine makers along the way!

Call for Participants- One Day Zine Librarians Mini Conference (ODZLMC)!

A group of zine librarians have started spontaneously planning a one day conference to talk about zines in libraries of all kinds on Monday, August 30th, the day after the Portland Zine Symposium wraps up. The conference will be held at the North Portland Multnomah County Library branch at 512 N. Killingsworth St from 10:30-5:30pm. The tentative plan is to have a half day conference and a half day work session to accomplish some tasks that would be a benefit to zine librarians. One idea was to gather all of the zine related policies in one spot so that people had access to them. Another idea was to collectively add a bunch of entries to Zinewiki. Or… ? This conference is open to anyone interested in zines in libraries/archives/infoshops/etc; not just card carrying librarians!

A planning wiki has been set up- please register if you’d like to attend and share your ideas with us.

http://zinelibrarianconference.wikispaces.com/

We’d love to hear all of your great ideas.

Zine Librarians Zine Reading at Quimby’s

During the Midwest Archives Conference, library workers and students Celia Perez, Jami Thompson, Jenna Freedman, and Nell Taylor will read from their zines at Quimby’s Bookstore in Chicago: Friday, April 23, 2010 at 7pm.

Email Celia for more info or RSVP on Facebook if you want to.