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...
WebJunction is offering a free, nine-week online training program for 300 US public library staff to learn to confidently engage with Wikipedia.
- The Wikipedia + Libraries course is currently running, and enrollment is closed. See course syllabus (pdf).
- Questions about the training program answered in FAQ.
- Curriculum and training materials will be consolidated, curated and hosted on WebJunction under CC BY-SA 4.0 in spring 2018.
- Project Updates available, and sign up to receive email updates. We also post news and information on Facebook, Twitter and in our Crossroads eNewsletter.
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News / Last Modified: 04 October 2017
Frequently asked questions related to the Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together online training program.
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Background and key dates for this 2016-2018 project.
News / Last Modified: 26 September 2017
Eleven years ago, Bob Kosovsky of New York Public Library started his Wikipedia journey. Today, he considers editing to be a part of his library outreach work. Indeed, thanks to creating more than 40 articles, he has directed web users' attention to ...
News / Last Modified: 17 August 2017
Paul Flagg began editing Wikipedia last year during his MLIS studies at the University of South Florida. Currently a staff member at Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Flagg edits articles on a range ...
News / Last Modified: 04 August 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...