Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together

Wikipedia + Public Libraries: Better Together
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The Wikipedia + Libraries project is strengthening ties between US public libraries and Wikipedia, to expand public access to authoritative information and serve public libraries’ diverse communities. The project is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Wikimedia Foundation. Read more...

In Fall 2017, WebJunction will offer a free, 10-week online training program (participants will attend six live sessions) for up to 500 US public library staff to learn to confidently engage with Wikipedia. Course registration opens July 19.

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Librarians Who Wikipedia: Tiffany Bailey, Dallas Public Library

 News / Last Modified: 25 May 2017

A new addition to our Librarians who Wikipedia series! In December 2016, three novice Wikipedia editors partnered to organize an Art+Feminism event at the Dallas Public Library. They taught themselves to edit Wikipedia and hosted an al...

Librarians Who Wikipedia: János McGhie, Saint Paul Public Library

 News / Last Modified: 23 May 2017

Meet János McGhie, a reference librarian at Saint Paul Public Library. An editor of Wikipedia since 2006, McGhie—who goes by the username McGhiever—has made almost 22,000 edits and uploaded 1,300 photos to the Wikipedia Commons. If you’ve read about ...

Librarians Who Wikipedia: Mary Phillips, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

 News / Last Modified: 11 May 2017

Meet Mary Phillips, a reference librarian at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Phillips edits Wikipedia when she sees a missing reference. She also collaborates with nearby museums and universities to co-organize Art+Feminism editing events, a global o...

Extending the Reach of Public Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 10 May 2017

This compilation includes examples of ways that patrons can engage with public library materials, resources and community spaces at Wikipedia editing events.