The ZLuC Organizers Toolkit is now available! The document is intended to be a living document, so feel free to add or edit information.
The Zine Librarians unConference (ZLuC) is an annual-ish gathering of library/archives workers, zinesters, and anyone who cares about zines in libraries and archives. ZLuC started in 2009 and has moved around the U.S. in order to allow people from a variety of areas to attend.
In order to facilitate the organization of this unconference, a draft of a ZLuC Organizer Toolkit has been created. This document should be useful to people who are interested in hosting ZLuC at their institution. If you’ve attended or organized ZLuC or a similar unconference, please take a look at the draft and add content or let us know what’s missing.
Thanks to everyone who was able to attend the 2018 Zine Librarians unConference! If you attended, please complete this quick 5-question survey to let us know how ZLuC 2019 can be even better.
I’m grateful to the rest of the ZLuC 2018 organizing teamÂ (Elissah Becknell, Elizabeth Bastyr, Deborah Boudewyns, Lindsay Keating, and Margit Wilson) as well as the hard working staff and students at our three venues: Minneapolis Community and Technical College, University of Minnesota Libraries, and Hennepin County Libraries.
Thanks to unofficial ZLuC photographer Eric for the glorious group pics.
There’s been such a great response to the 2018 Zine Librarians unConference! To ensure we have enough space (and food) for everyone, we’ll be cutting off registration soon. Please register by end of day Sunday July 8 if you’re planning to attend: http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc-2018-msp/registration.
If you’ve registered and you’re looking for more info, you’ll find all the info at http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc-2018-msp.
See you July 12-14 in Minneapolis!
Registration for ZLuC 2018 registration is now open! Please plan on joining the zine librarian fun in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 12-14. Find registration, housing, schedule details and more at the ZLuC 2018 site:Â zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc-2018-msp.
Huge thanks to Minneapolis artistÂ Jordan Coffer for this year’s poster art! Check out more of her artwork at her website:Â jcoffer01.wixsite.com/jordancoffer.
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 July 12-14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Registration for all attendees is free; this grant is intended to help with associated travel and/or childcare costs.
If you areÂ Black, Indigenous, and/or a POC and would like to apply for the ZLuC 2018 POC Travel Grant, please apply here:Â https://tinyurl.com/ZLuC2018travelgrant. Former applicants are encouraged to apply again!
If you’re able to support the ZLuC 2018 POC Travel Grant with funding, please send donations via Paypal to violetfox [at the] gmail [dot] com. There’s also a Paypal donation button on the sidebar of this site. If you’d prefer to contribute without using Paypal, please email the address above and we’ll figure out an alternate method.
If you’re not able to donate funds right now, please help by spreading the word!
Applications and donations will be accepted until Sunday March 25 2018. All applicants will be contacted by Wednesday April 11.
The Zine Librarian unConference planning committee is happy to announce the dates for ZLuC 2018 in Minneapolis:Â July 12-14.Â We have so much exciting stuff that we couldn’t limit ourselves to two days!Â
- Thursday July 12 (starting around 1 pm-ish?) we’ll have a half day of ZLuC at MCTC (Minneapolis Community and Technical College). MCTC’s library has a huge zine collection and a zine lounge area! A potential field trip that evening will be the Walker Art CenterÂ (free on Thursday evenings).
- Friday July 13 we’ll have a full day of ZLuC at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. The UMN Libraries holds the incredible Marshall Weber Culture Wars Zine Collection. We’ll likely have a mixer that evening.
- Saturday July 14 we’ll have another half day to wrap up ZLuC at the Hennepin County Library’s beautiful Minneapolis Central Library. HCL is in the process of ramping up their zine collection and will be the host of this year’s Twin Cities Zine Fest in September. We hope to have another social event that evening, perhaps a zine reading.
The site selection committee for the Zine Librarians unConference has selected the location for ZLuC 2018: Minneapolis, Minnesota! The proposal was hosted by a number of Minnesota libraries: the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Hennepin County Library, and the Minneapolis Community & Technical College. These libraries, plus others in the metro area, all have zine collections of varying sizes, and the Twin Cities is well-known for its support of literary and artistic creators. ZLuC 2018 will be jam packed with zine library goodness!
A date will be announced soon so travel plans can commence. Thanks to the ZLuC site selection committee (Ziba Zehdar-Gazdecki, Poliana Irizarry, ChlÃ¶e Van Stralendorff, Agatha Burstein, Marya Errin Jones, Liz Chenevey, & Katie Ross) for their deliberations.
The Zine Librarians UnConference has been held in Seattle, Portland, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Iowa City, Durham, Austin, Boston, Southern California and now … your town??
If you’re interested in hosting ZLuC 2018, throw your hat in the ring! Info about what would make a good ZLuC site can be foundÂ within the host site submission form. Submissions are due Friday December 1 2017.
Looking for info about the Zine Librarians unConference, happening in Long Beach CA August 4-5? Find all the details on the wiki:Â http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc-2017-lgb/
We’re collecting money for a POC travel grant for the 2017 Zine Librarians unConference (ZLuC), happening August 4-5 in Long Beach, California!
If you identify as black, indigenous, or a person of color and are interested in attending ZLuC 2017, please fill out this application formÂ by Sunday April 30th. Registration is free for all attendees–this grant is designed to help with associated travel and/or childcare costs of attending.
If you’d like to donate to the fund, please send funds via PayPal to violetfox at gmail (or use the Paypal donate button on the sidebar). Thank you!
More details about ZLuC 2017 have been announced: the 2017 Zine Librarians unConference will be held August 4-5Â at the Long Beach Public Library in Long Beach, California!
As always, registration for ZLuC is free for everyone. Please visit the wiki site for this year’s ZLuC for more information:Â http://zinelibraries.info/wiki/zluc-2017-lgb/ and make sure youâ€™re on the Zine Librarians email listÂ so you donâ€™t miss any pre-conference conversations and announcements.
Information about the ZLuC 2017 travel grant for POC librarians will be forthcoming!
The Zine Librarian unConference (ZLuC) 2017 will be hosted by the Long Beach Public Library in Long Beach, California! The date is to be determined.
Thanks to the ZLuC 2017 site selection committee (Dawn Stahura,Â Ziba Zehdar,Â Adrienne Marie Naylor, andÂ Kathyrn LaBarre) for making the decision!
Would you like to host the 2017 Zine Librarians unConference (ZLuC)? Applications for a host site will be accepted until November 30th, 2016 via this form. Throw your hat in the ring to host one a bunch of amazing zine librarians at YOUR institution!!
Thanks to everyone who made ZLuC 2016 Boston happen, including the staff and students at Simmons Library, the volunteers of Papercut Zine Library, and especially our gracious host Dawn!!
You can find notes from many of our discussions on the schedule page of the ZLuC 2016 wiki.