Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together
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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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 ...
News / Last Modified: 16 May 2017
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 all-day event in March 2017, which included editing works...
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...
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.
Document / Last Modified: 05 May 2017
Background and key dates for this 2016-2018 project.