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Hand drawn NYC cityscape with a light blue sky and a giant red apple floating above the buildings. Sky text reads "Zine Librarians Unconference." Around the apple "Save the date! 2024." Inside the apple "Aug 3-4 @ NYU."

Graphic by Gina Murrell

The Zine Librarians unConference

Will take place at New York University’s Bobst Library on Saturday and Sunday August 3rd and 4th (with library tours on Friday afternoon, August 2nd).  Please read our statement on the heightened security and police presence on NYU’s campus.

ZLuC 2024 Registration is now open (Google Form)!

There will be virtual opportunities to engage, but not synchronously (pre-recorded sessions and select day-of sessions will be recorded and posted after the event – more details to follow).

This year, we will be collecting a sliding-scale registration fee.  Suggested registration fees are on the form and below.  All payments can be made to Violet Fox via PayPal: paypal.com/paypalme/violetbfox; Venmo: @violetfox; Cashapp: $violetbfox.  Registration won’t be completed until payment is received.

  • People from no-budget zine libraries/archives: at least $20
  • People whose travel is not funded: at least $20
  • People with $1,000 or less in travel funds: at least $100
  • People with more than $1,000 in travel funds: at least $200
  • People from organizations willing to sponsor a meal, a service, a grant, etc.: $250-$2000
  • Other amount

ZLuC Housing:

Residence hall housing will be available at New York University’s Palladium Hall.  UPDATED Housing dates are Friday 8/2 (check in) through Monday 8/5 (check out), but you can also check out on Sunday 8/4.    

  • This hall is located approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Washington Square Park ~15-20 minutes away
  • Next to Union Square Subway Station – access to N/Q/R, 4/5/6, and L trains, as well as buses
  • Palladium Hall Fact Sheet (PDF on Google Drive)

Please indicate if you are interested in this option on the registration form and we will contact you separately about registration and payment after the June 14 housing interest deadline.  You will be added to the resident hall reservation list and payment will be collected separately from ZLuC registration fees, and paid to NYU.

The cost is $130/night for a single. If you’re housing with your partner, it will be $170/night ($85/per person for a shared room).  NYU allows spouses that are attending the conference together to share rooms by having each participant reserve a shared space instead of a single space. The nightly rate for a shared space is $85 a night per person. This means that the housing cost of the participant and their spouse would be $170 per night.

The dorm style is multi-bedroom apartment suites. Each suite will have seven to nine single bedrooms (unless you’re staying with your partner), multiple bathrooms, a kitchen, and a large common area.  Palladium Hall Floor Plan (PDF on Google Docs),

  • Participants will be placed in multi-bedroom apartment suites. Each suite will have 7 to 9 single bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, a kitchen, and a large common area.
  • All NYU residence halls are fully furnished and linens are included. Each resident is provided with a twin XL bed and mattress, a desk, a desk chair, a dresser, and a closet or wardrobe. Common areas may include furniture like sofas, chairs, and dining tables
  • Attendees will have the support of full-time residential staff who are on hand to help students access the resources they need.
    • Resource Center: 
      • Supervised by residential hall staff, where residents can pick up free materials such as toilet paper, trash bags, and cleaning supplies if needed, as well as make general inquiries.

Housing registration closes on Friday, June 14.

Additional Information about ZLuC Organizing Activities

There are six subcommittees

  1. BIPOC Travel Award
  2. COVID, Accessibility, and Code of Conduct
  3. Programming
  4. Social media
  5. Tech
  6. Tours


We will use the Zines & GLAM Discord server for organizing communications. You can contact Gina, Jenna, or Lauren for more information or a Discord invite code.

Find us on social media: @zineluc on Instagram and Twitter.

5 thoughts on “zluc-nyc-2024

  1. Hello, I’m a public librarian in Canada and while I’m not an official zine librarian, I am the founder of Womxn Skateboard History archive, which includes a page of zines I started to digitize from the 1980s like Ladies Skateworld, Girls Who Grind, Equal Time, Gunk, and Push, Push, then Go! I thought your members might be interested, and hopefully I can join the event in August… it sounds awesome!

  2. Hi there,

    For those of us interested in staying in the dorms – what dates are available for us to stay? I am budgeting my trip and trying to determine what nights to stay in the dorms. Thank you!

    • Hi Christine,

      Housing dates are Friday 8/2 (check in) through Sunday 8/4 (check out). NYU only allows attendees to stay during the active days of the conference, unfortunately. I can ask them if there’s flexibility as you aren’t the only one asking. I’ll get some additional details and post any updates to the wiki.


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