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There are a few service projects that folks can work on throughout the (un)conference. Here is space for them.
The UI Special Collections has thousands of zines in archival collections, but, as of yet, not many good subject lists that we can use for class requests that are subject-specific. Getting together a couple of lists ofÂ zinesÂ relating to specific topics (and especially â€œbest-ofâ€ for teachingÂ zinesÂ on specific topics) would be hugely helpful in attracting moreÂ zine-related class visits to Special Collections as well as includingÂ zinesÂ in classes using books and manuscripts.
More details to follow, but this would involve going throughÂ our finding aidsÂ (and/or the collections themselves, depending on interest) and tagging zines that you think would be good for classes on the following subjects: Queer/LGTB, Race/POC, Agriculture/farming, Transportation/bikes
Or adding to the existing lists on: Feminism, Food/cooking/culinary
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I just learned about zines, and I think they’re really cool. Should I come to this event?
A: ZL(u)C is open to anyone who is interested in zines and libraries. It’s a chance for us to get together and dig into the rich, complicated delightful questions of zine libraries. You can get a sense of the discussions that have happened at previous ZL(u)Cs by looking atÂ the notes. There will almost certainly be continuations of some of those conversations — things like zinecore and acquisition and ethics are just gonna keep coming up.
Q: I’m not a librarian OR I don’t currently work with zines OR I don’t work with zines or in a library. Is that a problem?
A: No? Many people are gonna bring practical problems from the zine libraries that they work with, but you certainly don’t need to be in the thick of a collection to participate. And you certainly don’t need to have a library degree to be a zine librarian. But if you’re not interested in zines and libraries, this probably ain’t the unconference for you.
Q. Is the location wheelchair accessible?
A. Yes — both Main Library and psz are accessible to people with disabilities. You can get more information about accessibility at the University of Iowa LibrariesÂ http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/help/disabilities/, If you have specific questions, feel free toÂ email usÂ and we’ll get you the information you need.
This is a working space for the 2013Â Zine LibrarianÂ (un)Conference, which will be held at the Main Library at the University of Iowa and at psz, both in Iowa City, on July 13-14.
What’s an (un)conference?
This is fromÂ Eric Goldhagen’s blogÂ and was written about Drupal Camp in NYC but applies to the ZL(u)C, too.
Much more info about (un)conferences can be found atÂ unconference.net
Call for Workshops
CALL FOR WORKSHOPS:
If you are interested in leading a one-hour workshop during the conference, please submit the following information byÂ creating a page for your proposal on this wikiÂ andlinking to the proposal on this pageÂ byÂ Friday, May 31st, 2013.On your workshop page, please include:
Guidelines forÂ workshops: We are interested in hosting workshops that will be informational, how-to’s and describe a task, skill or scheme that another zine library would find useful. This could be hands-on, or a presentation of what your library has done well.
Note: This is a call only for workshops that require extensive pre-planning, are practical in nature, or require specific materials. We will also haveÂ facilitated discussionsÂ at the conference, but those will be selected at the conference itself.Â Please add yours!