Places to Eat & Drink

Places near Long Beach Public Library

  • Tacos!
  • Pizza!
  • Vegan!
  • Vegan Pizza Tacos!!!!

Ahmisa Vegan Cafe
340 E. 4th St.
Long Beach, CA. 90802

Lola’s Mexican Cuisine
2030 E 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90814

Open Sesame
5215 E 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
*Vegetarian and Vegan Options

Pike Restaurant & Bar
1836 E 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90802

1837 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90813
*Vegan Options

The Social List
2105 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814

Sura Korean BBQ & Tofu Soup
621 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
*Vegan Options

Veggie Grill
6451 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803

Bars & Breweries
Ballast Point Brewing
110 N Marina Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803
*Vegetarian Options

The Blind Donkey
149 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802

The Stache Bar
941 e 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90802



Housing Options:

In Long Beach:

Honor, Jenna, Kelly M, Milo, and Rhonda are staying at the Varden. If you make a registration, ask for rooms near the rest of the ZLuC-ers.

In Los Angeles:

If you’d prefer to stay in downtown LA, there are several hotels near the 7th Street Metro station. The Metro blue line will take you straight to the conference location. (The ride takes a little over an hour.) Here are some options:

City Center Hotel (Cheap and no frills)

America’s Best Value Inn (Also cheap, even fewer frills than no frills)

The Milner Hotel (Pricier, in a 1920’s era building)

The O Hotel (a trendy deluxe option)

See Extracurricular Activities for fun stuff to do in downtown LA!

Extracurricular Activities

Zine Collections to visit

A field trip to UCLA’s zine collections is currently being planned for the evening of Thursday, August 3rd. Stay tuned!

LA has several bookstores that sell zines. Seite and Ooga Booga are both accessible by bus or car. If you’re up for a long train ride, Skylight Books in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles is a fun bookstore with a small zine section. From Long Beach, take the Metro blue line, transfer at 7th St. Station to the red line–North Hollywood, and get off at Vermont/Santa Monica.

Fun Stuff to Do

Long Beach Zine Fest 2017 is happening Sunday August 6th, the day after #ZLuC!! Be sure to stop by the third annual LBZF from 11 am-5 pm at Long Beach’s Museum of Latin American Art.

Speaking of which, the Museum of Latin American Art is located a little over a mile from the Long Beach Public Library. To get there, head east on Ocean Blvd., then make a left on Alamitos. The museum is at the corner of Alamitos and 7th.

If you feel like taking the Metro blue line to downtown LA, you can visit the Last Bookstore (a huge new and used bookstore and venue for the first-ever LA Zine Fest in 2012), the Broad Museum (pronounced “Brode,” a new art museum everyone in LA is wetting themselves over), the Museum of Contemporary Art (what it sounds like), or numerous ultra-hip coffee shops and restaurants.

Maps and Directions to Long Beach Public Library

ZLuC 2017 is happening at the Main Library of the Long Beach Public Library (101 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, California)

Google map image of location of Long Beach Public Library main branch

Driving Directions:

From Long Beach Airport: Go south on Lakewood Blvd. for roughly 2 miles until you reach the roundabout. Take the second exit onto CA 1. Turn left on Redondo Blvd. After a mile, turn right on E. 7th St. After a mile and a half, turn left on Alamitos. After half a mile, turn right on Ocean Blvd.

From LAX (note: try to avoid this drive during rush hour, as it can be quite long): Follow airport signs to I-105 S. Take the 105 S to the 405 S. for approximately 20 miles. Turn onto the 710 S. Exit Shoreline Blvd. and make a left onto Broadway. Turn right on Pacific. LBPL is on the corner of Pacific and Ocean.

Public Transit:

From Long Beach Airport: From the airport exit, walk east to Clark Street. Take the 112 bus south to Downtown. Get off at the end of the line (about an hour-long ride) and walk about 2 blocks west on 1st St., which ends at the library.

From LAX: The best public transit option from LAX to Long Beach is the Flyaway Bus. A one-way fare is $9.00, and the Long Beach stop is located 4 blocks east of LBPL. To get to LBPL from the Flyaway stop, walk west on 1st. St., which ends at the library. To buy a Flyaway Bus ticket, click here.

From the Metro Blue Line: This is the nearest train line to the conference location and the easiest way to get to and from downtown LA. From the station, walk west on 1st St. for 4 blocks until you hit the library.


Rideshares abound in Southern California. Uber is evil, but Lyft is a little better, as you can tip your driver. Consider this option if you’re running late, or if public transportation from your housing is slow or complicated. Rates are variable depending on the distance and time of day, so beware.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017


Put down proposals for workshops, discussions and presentations to cover during the unconference.  On the day of we’ll sort through the ideas and slot them into places on the schedule.


List of registered attendees:

  1. Milo Miller, QZAP
  2. Honor Moody, Schlesinger Library
  3. Julia Glassman, UCLA
  4. Otto Publishing
  5. Kelly Swickard, Decker Library / MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art)
  6. Rhea Tepp, L.A. Zine Fest
  7. Ziba Zehdar-Gazdecki, #LBPLZineLibrary
  8. Matt Cook, CSU Channel Islands
  9. Jenna Freedman, Barnard Zine Library
  10. Alex Chappell, Claremont Colleges Library
  11. Cynthia M. Orozco, East Los Angeles College
  12. Kelly McElroy, Oregon State University
  13. Amanda Meeks
  14. Josh Hutchinson, UC Irvine Library
  15. Chloe Van Stralendorff, Anaheim Public Library
  16. Juli Huddleston, Marriott Library / University of Utah
  17. Poliana Irizarry, South Bay DIY Zine Collective #sbDIYzc
  18. Rhonda Kauffman, MIT Libraries 
  19. Torie Quinonez, CSU San Marcos
  20. Elise, Lbzf!
  21. Maria Carmier, Mount Saint Mary’s University
  22. Matthew Murray, UNLV Libraries
  23. Abby Bass, Seattle Public Library
  24. Rebecca Trawick
  25. Chelsea Heinbach, UC Santa Barbara
  26. Daniela Capistrano, POC Zine Project
  27. Hannah Waddel, Marriott Library / University of Utah
  28. Loesja Vigour, Wellcome Library
  29. Nicola Cook, Wellcome Library
  30. Anna Ferri
  31. Cheyenne Hohman
  32. Janet Katz, Long Beach Public Library
  33. Catherina Horan


ZLuC 2017 LGB

The 2017 Zine Librarians unConference (ZLuC) will be held August 4-5 at the Long Beach Public Library in Long Beach, California!

What: ZLuC is an inspirational, informative, and fun gathering of people who care deeply about zines, their preservation, and their ability to change lives for the better.
When: Friday August 4-Saturday August 5, 2017
Where: Main Library, Long Beach Public Library (101 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, California)
Who: Everyone is welcome! The audience is zine librarians, library workers who love zines, zinesters who love libraries.
Why: To share the zine love! Take a look at previous ZLuC websites to see what we talk about.


Registration is free for everyone. Register for the unconference at any time at the “Registration” link below. We’ll be filling in more information about extracurricular activities as the event gets closer.

Make sure you’re on the Zine Librarians email list, so you don’t miss any pre-conference conversations.

Hashtag: #zluc

Zine Union Catalog Working Meeting

Meeting at MIT, Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 1-6pm.

MIT’s Hayden Library, building 14, room 3-336.

DIRECTIONS from the T:
Go down Carleton St past the MIT medical building, turn right onto Amherst St. Cross Ames street at the Arts/Design building, walk down a walkway with tennis courts on your left. Hayden (building 14) is on the left just past the gigantic black Calder statue.
Once inside, go down the hall past the outside courtyard, turn left and the library entrance is at the end of the hall. Once inside the library, take a left and walk past the desks and shelves to find the back stairwell and take it all the way up to the third floor. Our meeting room is just past the bathrooms and is the first door on the right at the start of the office hallway.
You can park in Cambridge spots on Sundays, so look for those if you’re driving (there are some on Ames and Amherst).
Search MIT map at
MIT buildings are open to the public, so you can walk right in.
NOTES FROM WORK SESSION: 31 July 2016 at MIT Libraries

Discussed at the meeting: 



–Working groups make recommendations to caticorn herders*, but generally work out details amongst themselves
–Mission statement; points of unity
–Technology decisions
–Funding decisions
–Labor decisions
–Organizational decisions
We respect diversity of communication styles, learning styles,
*Caticorn herders = Core group
**Fast Horse = Working groups
Advisory board/Pool
  • User testing
  • Semi-annual update call
  • Jenna: draft proposal
  1. Draft “governance plan”
    1. Propose at August ZUC conference call
    2. Circulate for approval
    3. Vote Sept. 2016 ZUC conf. call
  2. Implement plan ASAP
  3. Form groups
  4. Annual review and documentation


  • Apache
  • Hathi Trust
  • TARO
  • OpenFlows
FAST HORSES**20160731_162305
  • Some standing, some running
  • Diversity
    • Repository diversity
    • Aim for individual diversity
    • Diversity of expertise
  • Length of “term”
  • “Election” (just for caticorn herders?) —-> Automated (auditable) impartial process
  • Mandatory participation
    • must attend x% of meetings

Fast Horses provide recommendations back to Caticorn Herders and are voted on.

Potential Fast Horse Groups:

  1. Funding
  2. Technology
  3. Organizational/administrative
  4. Grants
  5. Artisanal metadata (standing)
  6. Publications

Semi-annual call

  • caticorn herders update
  • Fast Horses update(s)?
  • Documentation review
  • Get Administrative Shit Together
    • Mission statement
    • Governance planning
    • Compile stakeholders list/Advisory Board
    • Logos & Merching
  • Planning Prototype
    • Choose Catalog Tool
    • Gather pilot metadata
      • Compile sample data set
    • Technology decisions
      • User Stories
      • Functional Requirements
    • Metadata Standards
  • Structured data prototype
    • Zine wiki = another source of information, data source from which to pull data (zine libs with no cat)
      • Info boxes: automate cat. imports –> populate info boxes: crosswalk zine description to infobox
      • Template love
      • Free text description populates content, e.g., MARC 520
      • Templates needed
      • Person
      • Zine
      • Serial/Mono
      • Library (holding)
      • Group creator
      • Process! Rules for merge/(de)duplicate
      • === Moebius strip of chaos
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Tech Supporting Zine Library Infrastructure

Topic Overview:

Conversation about managing digital assets and coordinating efforts. How to ask folks to support tech infrastructure. Current Projects/Assets:

  • wordpress site (repository for many things)
  • Yahoo groups email list
  • Github (for union catalog working group)
  • Zine Wiki
  • Etherpad

Some projects require funding (website domain, hosting, etc)

Desire for more collaboration with updating tech infrastructure and contributing content to

  • Building out section for contributions, make website more collaborative (difficulties with access due to WordPress format)
  • Call for help/subgroup? Possible role for project assistants?
    • Email Violet to grant access

Interest in session:

  • thinking about intellectual property; how can students populate zine wiki pages
  • who and how resources are managed
  • what are community/support needs?
  • how to connect content generated in courses to the existing resources; what are tech questions/issues in zine librarian community
  • how zine wiki is maintained/future development
  • institutions/students are creating zines, how to connect to and utilize existing platforms?

Etherpad =>

  • used by union catalog and zine wiki groups; stripped down text editor allowing for collaborative editing; tracks authorship (color coding); autosaves; also includes a chat function; IS NOT GOOGLE!
  • Anyone can use by accessing link


  • open source dropbox; a repository that can store different kinds of file formats (good for code)
  • ACTION: is there a way to create a group github (instead of having a personal account)? YES YOU CAN
  • create a generic email account to use? are there free plans?
  • use for catalog exports
    • Public Dropbox as alternative for accessibility/functionality?

Potential value of consolidating resources

Zine Librarian Email List/Yahoo Group

  • also a place to put files! restricted group (email Jenna for access)
  • ACTION: Review files in the Yahoo group, migrate to github/github alternative
    • are items in github searchable on the internet? YES
  • AOL just bought Yahoo; need to migrate more pressing maybe
  • what are alternatives?
  • ACTION: Can we host email lists at
    • need for something that does not create need for more administrative oversight

Zine Wiki

  • need more administration and TLC
    • Contact Jenna at Barnard to gain access/admin
    • individual libraries tracking/contributing to entries for zine wiki
  • union catalog group are working on more structure for zinewiki; additional metadata
  • no standard for entries right now, template in development for infobox
  • if you know somebody who is good with media wiki, we could use the expertise (not just zine folks)
    • wikipedia edit-a-thons as good way to recruit potential volunteers to help with wiki
  • can create collection notes (groundwork for union catalog)


Next Steps

  • Investigating alternatives to github
  • Reviewing yahoo group materials; consolidate/migrate as needed
  • Encourage folks who are adding content to zine wiki to also think about writing up a workflow
  • Group hack session tomorrow during zine making