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

Zine Librarians’ Primary Web Resources

There’s been a request for a little extra info about the primary communication pages for zine librarians. I’ve added the ones I know about and since I registered for two of them today, I’ll annotate the processes required by each briefly.

> *We Make Zines (ning site) – wemakezines.ning.com

This one is probably the most complicated to get settled into. One trick is just to think of it like a zine-specific, simplified version of facebook or myspace.

On the home page, you’ll see multiple “signup” buttons on the right side of the screen. Click any. Fill in your registration data and create your user name and password. The process is pretty straighforward. Once you’ve registered, you’ll be redirected to a welcome page on the authenticated side of the site. If you look in the upper right corner again, you’ll see a few new options available to members:

Inbox: needs no explanation

Alerts: Alerts are messages sent to you by applications you or your friends have added.

Friends: functions just the way any social networking site does (facebook, myspace.)

Settings: Through this option you can do things like set up your profile, add pictures, and change your privacy settings.

Setting up a profile is quickly accomplished, if not exactly intuitive. Once you click “settings” you’ll be directed to a page with fields asking for your profile information, gender, age, location, etc. Fill in as much or as little as you like (and, as mentioned before, if you want nothing to be visible, edit your profile in the privacy settings page.)

The final step is adding information about your professional activities (your zine doings) in your profile. Goto the page wemakezines.ning.com/profile/yourprofilename. From this page you can add your information either in the text box provided, or blog style. Please, as a zine librarian or ZL sympathizer, give us all a clear idea of where you work, what your collection’s mission is, your areas of interest in the big scheme of zine librarianship worldwide (web development? cataloging? programming? preservation? etc.) Aside from aesthetic improvements to your profile, you’re done!

*zinelibrarians yahoo group

This is primarily used for email correspondence. To subscribe, send an email to zinelibrarians-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

> *zine unconference wiki site

This site was the planning hub for ZL(u)C 2009 at the Hugo House and Zapp in Seattle. Now it is the temporary home for the outcomes of the conference workshops and discussions and hub for workgroups to organize their thoughts and strategies. It functions as a typical wiki and anyone can edit any page (though please try not to delete anything if possible)

> *zinelibraries.info site

You are here. It has been suggested that this site become the primary reference point for all zine librarian related needs including policy and procedure manuals, programming help, cataloging discussions, and other meta-knowledge type, ongoing discussions. No need to register with the site in order to read or comment on posts. If you would like to be able to contribute to the knowledge pool, though, you will have to register and be approved by one of the site moderators.

*Zinewiki.com

There was a lot of talk about zinewiki at ZL(u)C 2009. The discussion seemed to be heading in the direction of making zinewiki.com some sort of reference encyclopedia for zines and possibly the authority file. Jerianne, one of the site moderators, expressed a little concern about not wanting it to get too cluttered with tangential entries and information. For now, it’s a text catalog 2,500 strong and constantly being updated. No need to register at all.