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 at 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 Libraries http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/help/disabilities/, If you have specific questions, feel free to email us and we'll get you the information you need.