registration/housing/transportation etc.

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To register for iczl(u)c, register for this wiki and then add your name to the list below. If you would prefer not to post your info on a public site, register by emailing: kalmia-strongATuiowaDOTedu

  1. Kalmia Strong (U Iowa Special Collections & Center for the Book grad student)
  2. Kelly McElroy (UI Libraries)
  3. Jenna Freedman (Zine Librarian, Barnard College)
  4. Lisa Gardinier (UI Libraries)
  5. Matthew Murray (UBC grad student and former zine librarian at the Anchor Archive)
  6. Mark Isham ( Visiting Professor English Department and College of Engineering, cartoon Instructor, and daily cartoonist)
  7. Linda Nguyá»…n
  8. Milo Miller (QZAP)
  9. Colleen Theisen (U Iowa Special Collections & University Archives Outreach & Instruction Librarian)
  10. Stephanie Iser, (Emergent Zine Library, KC Zine Machine, and Undercurrent Zine Kansas City, MO)
  11. Brittney Thomas, (Learning Commons Coordinator, UIowa)
  12. Jude Vachon (Zine Librarian, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)
  13. Joshua Barton (Michigan State University Libraries)
  14. Gina Solares (Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA)
  15. Pete Balestrieri (U Iowa Special Collections)
  16. Shawn Averkamp (UI Libraries)
  17. Pat Olson (U Iowa Special Collections)
  18. Wes Teal (U Iowa School of Library and Information Science, grad student)
  19. Honor Moody (Cataloger, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA)
  20. Elissah Becknell (Zine Librarian and Instructor, Minneapolis Community & Technical College Library)
  21. Ian Mason (U Iowa: ITS-Instructional Services, IGPI)
  22. Kelly Thompson (UI Libraries, ISU Libraries)
  23. Joan Bessman Taylor (U Iowa School of Library and Information Science, faculty)
  24. Nicole Forsythe (Kirkwood Community College Libraries)
  25. Bethany Marenna
  26. Chris Wilde (QZAP)
  27. Jen Wolfe (UI Iowa Digital Research & Publishing & former zine editor)
  28. Duncan Stewart (Cataloger, UI Libraries)
  29. Laura Warren (Fondulac District Library and zine editor)
  30. Andrea Kohashi (U Iowa Special Collections, SLIS & Center for the Book grad student)
  31. Marya Errin Jones

Since there is no registration fee, think about contributing a few bucks to the scholarship fund if you’re feeling plush.

If you are interested in attending remotely, add your name and email to this other list below and we’ll be in touch once we’ve got those details figured out.

  1. Sarah G. Wenzel (University of Chicago Libraries – Literatures of Europe & the Americas; sgwenzel [at] uchicago) — and count me in for a t-shirt!
  2. Annie Gaines (University of Idaho Library, zine maker) againes [at] uidaho [dot] edu
  3. Anna Brinegar (Indiana University, grad student) anebrine [at] indiana [dot] edu
  4. Richard J. Lee (Pratt Institute, SILS, grad student) epistrophian [at]
  5. Laura Warren (Fondulac District Library and zine editor)
We recognize an underrepresentation of people of color (POC) in previous (un)Conferences, and it is because we value the contributions, leadership and presence of POCs at the conference that we offer this scholarship. Previous ZL(u)Cs have been attended primarily, though not exclusively, by white, able-bodied cisgender women in their 20s-40. We will consider applications from people from additional underrepresented groups, as well as POC. Scholarship winners may spend the money however they need to, e.g., airfare, childcare, food, etc.

The scholarship application is now closed, since we have passed the May 31, 2013 deadline.

We have $680 for a scholarship or scholarships to attend this conference, but would love to raise another $1000 so we can fund more applicants. Email Jenna if there’s anything else you need to know.

If you want to contribute to the fund, PayPal the dough to Jenna at a different address If you hate PayPal, contact Jenna about mailing her a check. If you hate email, Jenna’s postal address isn’t super hard to find on the internet. If you hate the internet, then what are you doing here?


Questions? Contact Lisa at lisa-gardinierATuiowaDOTedu


If your preference is to crash with someone who has volunteered their home to ic-zl(u)c-goers, please add your name and e-mail below. We will do our best to place folks with friendly locals (midwest nice!) in the weeks before the conference.

1. Matthew Murray


Single: $42.93 per night
Double: $29.75 per person per nightREGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Our dorm housing will be in Quadrangle Hall (; According the Google Maps, it is a 0.5mi walk to the UI Main Library and 0.8mi to ps·z, our two main venues. Quad is a traditional dorm layout — rooms opening to a central hall and shared bathroom with shower facilities. Bring yer flip-flops! Quad will have linens and a mini cube fridge and microwave in each room. We are scheduled for Fri., July 12-Mon., July 15.

Parking is available, but not super close. Quad is served hourly by the Oakcrest Night & Weekend bus route on Saturday. Iowa City is kinda lame and doesn’t have public transit service on Sundays.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Unfortunately we can only accept payment in advance by check or money order, due at a later date before the conference. More instructions, advice, etc. on payment and arrangements will be sent to prospective dorm dwellers.

Hotels and B&Bs

The hotel and B&Bs listed below are locally-run, walkable to the ZL(u)C venues, and appear to be fairly affordable. We do not have any arrangements with any of them and cannot guarantee availability. Other lodging is available in the Iowa City area — farther away, more expensive, and/or national chains. Contact Lisa with any questions.

Information about getting to Iowa City and back again.


The bus station in Iowa City is about a 15 minute walk from the Main Library. It serves MegaBus and Burlington Trailways lines, connecting to Chicago, Des Moines, Omaha, and several smaller towns in Iowa. Depending on how much in advance you buy your ticket, the R/T price from Chicago can range from about $5-$100. Burlington Trailways seems to be about $50 R/T from Chicago.


The nearest Amtrak station is in Mt. Pleasant, which is about an hour’s drive south from Iowa City. Burlington Trailways does offer lines up from Mt. Pleasant.


Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) is in Cedar Rapids, about a half-hour from Iowa City. A taxi costs about 35 bucks. There is a Burlington Trailways bus that costs $15 R/T, but with very limited schedule. We could possibly also go pick people up at the airport.

Chicago (MDW or ORD) often offers cheaper flights. It is about 4-5 hours from Iowa City, depending on who is driving. You can get easily to the bus station from either airport using public transit. Depending on how advanced you purchase your ticket, the Megabus R/T price from Chicago can range from about $5-$100. Burlington Trailways seems to be about $50 R/T from Chicago.

Des Moines (DSM) is about 2 hours from Iowa City. The Megabus runs about $5 to maybe 20 bucks R/T, but it looks like you’d have to take a cab into town to get to the bus station. We haven’t tested this out.

Transportation forum

Are you driving in from somewhere and have some extra space in the car? Looking for a lift from the airport? Please post below. You can also email kelly-mcelroy[AT]uiowa[dot]edu

  • I’m hoping to go to the ALA conference in Chicago before this. Any chance of a rideshare from there happening? –Matthew (tomorrowboy at gmail)
  • We will be driving from Milwaukee, WI. We’ll be able to accommodate a rideshare if folks fly into MKE. Might be able to do a Chicago pickup. – Milo
  • If anyone is conviently driving through Kansas City or closeby, would be interested in a rideshare! Stephanie sproutedink at gmail