ZLuC 2024 BIPOC Travel Grant

Every year, the zine libraries community raises money to help a person of color attend the Zine Librarians unConference (ZLuC). This year’s ZLuC will be held Sunday August 3rd and 4th in New York City. This grant is intended to help with associated travel and/or family care costs. No receipts are requested or required: we just give you money to attend!

If you are Black, Indigenous, and/or a POC and would like to apply for the ZLuC 2024 BIPOC Travel Grant, please fill out this application. Applications will be accepted until May 1st. All applicants will be contacted by the week of May 13th.

Would you be willing to support the grant to ensure BIPOC attendees are supported? If so, please consider donating! 100% of donations go directly to grant recipients.

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Be sure to mention “ZLUC” in the notes! To arrange an alternate form of payment, please email violetfox @ gmail. com.

ZLuC 2024: get excited!!

Planning for this year’s Zine Librarians unConference is heating up! ZLuC 2024 will be held on the campus of New York University in Manhattan on Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th. There will also be optional library tours on the afternoon of Sunday August 4th.

There’s now a call for both remote and in-person presentation proposals. Consider sharing your passion and knowledge about zine librarianship at ZLuC 2024.

You can find all the information about the event as it is announced at the wiki for ZLuC 2024. Hope to see you there!

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ZLuC 2023 registration now open

Interested in joining zinesters & library/archives workers from across the U.S. and beyond to talk about zine librarianship? Registration is now open for the 2023 Zine Librarians unConference, happening August 4-5 in San Francisco. Registration is free and capped at 100 in-person attendees; virtual options will be available.

Find more information and a registration link at the ZLuC 2023 page.

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ZLuC 2023 BIPOC travel grant

Every year, the zine librarian community gathers at the Zine Librarians unConference, which will be held this year in San Francisco on August 4th and 5th. And every year, the community crowdfunds money for travel grants for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to attend ZLuC. If you’re a BIPOC library worker or zinester interested in attending ZLuC, please fill out our travel grant application. Previous awards have ranged from around $250 to around $750. The number of recipients and the amount distributed depends on how many donations received—if you’d like to contribute to the ZLuC BIPOC travel grant fund, send money via PayPal to julia.huddleston [at] gmail, or get in touch at that address to discuss other ways to donate.

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ZLuC 2023: save the date

The Zine Librarians unConference will be held in person this year! This year’s ZLuC will be held in San Francisco, California on Friday August 4 and Saturday August 5. There may be additional events (like tours of zine stores/zine libraries or a zinester reading) held on Sunday August 6, too, so consider keeping your schedule free that day as well.

ZLuC 2023 Registration is now open! We are capping in-person to 100 attendees. In addition, we will be exploring virtual options, for at least one of the days.
You can register here: https://forms.gle/SM7SQrXCv5Bx3EU5A. Registration is free and the due date for registration is July 10th.
You’ll be able to find all the info about ZLuC 2023 as it’s announced at this landing page: zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc-2023-san-francisco.

If you’d like to support the travel needs of one or more zine librarians to attend ZLuC, please consider donating to the ZLuC BIPOC Travel Grant. The travel grant is a no-strings attached yearly tradition that has allowed several zine librarians of color to attend ZLuC without worrying about finances. Send donations via Paypal to juliahuddleston [at] gmail [dot] com (specify “ZLuC Travel Grant” in the comments). If you’d prefer to contribute without using Paypal, please email that address to coordinate an alternate method of payment. Thanks for considering!

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IZLUC2020 Zine: Call for Contributions

The International Zine Librarians unConference 2020 was a breathtaking experience and collaboration. Let’s document how we made it happen and our feels about it.

IZLUC logo (title around globe with zine in the middle) with "the zine" added across the zine portion.We want to cover the topics listed on this spreadsheet and welcome others. Contributions can take the form of narratives, lists, recipes, limericks, comics, or whatever you’ve got, but note that the mission is providing documentation for next time. You can layout your own piece or leave the design to the co-editors. Just be sure to leave us a nice margin!

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IZLuC2020 Schedule and Registration are now LIVE!

Please join us October 30-November 2 (start and end dates vary by timezone)! Three days of amazing programming and unconference time for library workers interested in zines and zinesters interested in libraries to hobnob and learn together!
http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/

Click on the individual days for schedules and to register.

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IZLuC2020 Spokes Notes: 24 October 2020

We are preparing for IZL(u)C 2020, to be held online October 30-November 1 (start and end dates vary by timezone!) For more info see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/

On Saturday 24th October, 22.00-23.00 UTC we held a meeting of reps from the different spokes (working groups) working together on organising IZL(u)C 2020. The meeting was facilitated by Kelly, notes were taken by Ella. In attendance were Kat (DEI), April, Ziba, and Milo (outreach and promo), Kassi, Kelsey, André and Ella (programming), Matthew (tech), Kelly, Jenna, and Lilith (co-ordinating).
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IZLuC2020 Community Care Expectations

Community Care Expectations

This is a lightly modified version of the Community Care Expectations used for the International Zine Library Day 2020 event (J21).
Why does this document exist?

We want the International Zine Librarians (un)Conference — IZL(u)C — event on July 21 to be a space which is welcoming, supportive, and inclusive.

We want to create a space which recognises and challenges the oppression and exploitation that some members of our community are harmed by, and some members of our community benefit from, and which strives to be free from oppressive attitudes, actions, behaviours and language.

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IZLuC2020 Spokes Notes: 17 October 2020

We are preparing for IZL(u)C 2020 – to be held online October 30 – Nov 1 (start and end dates vary by timezone!) For more info see: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc2020/

On Saturday 17th October, 22.00 – 23.00 UTC we held a meeting of reps from the different spokes (working groups) working together on organising IZL(u)C 2020. The meeting was facilitated by Lilith, notes were taken by Ziba. In attendance were Ziba and Milo (outreach and promo), Kelsey, Andre and Ella (programming), Matthew (tech), Jenna and Lilith (co-ordinating).
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IZLuC2020 Spokes Notes: 3 October 2020

We are preparing for the International Zine Librarians (un) Conference, to be held online October 30-November 2, 2020 (start and end dates vary by timezone!)

On Saturday 3rd October, we held a meeting of representatives from all the different spokes (working groups) working on organizing IZL(u)C. The meeting was facilitated by Kelly M., notes were taken by Lilith. In attendance were April, Ziba, and Milo (Outreach and Promotion), Andre and Ella (Programming), Kelly M, Lilith, and Jenna (Coordinating), and Kat.
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