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...
Here are some opportunities and resources that you can use to engage with the Wikipedia + Libraries project through WebJunction:
- In January 2018, we hosted a webinar for all library staff to learn about the inner workings of Wikipedia and how to add a citation. Access the recording and Learner Guide on the Citations Needed: Build Your Wikipedia Skills While Building the World’s Encyclopedia page.
- In fall 2017, WebJunction ran a free, nine-week online training program for 300 US public library staff to learn to confidently engage with Wikipedia. Curriculum and training materials will be consolidated, curated and hosted on WebJunction under CC BY-SA 4.0 in spring 2018.
- Project Updates are available, sign up to receive email updates. We also post news and information on Facebook, Twitter and in the Crossroads e-newsletter.
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News / Last Modified: 03 April 2018
When Karen Kast, from a small, rural library in Utah, took the Wikipedia + Libraries training program, she quickly connected the dots between Wikipedia and librarianship. Three months later, transformations for Kast and her library are underway. Kast...
News / Last Modified: 28 March 2018
Susan Barnum, a public services librarian at El Paso Public Library, has been selected as a 2018 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal for her advocacy work in Wikipedia. This recognition - given to changemakers in the library field - highligh...
Webinar / Last Modified: 08 March 2018
Gain an understanding of the inner workings of Wikipedia and learn how to participate in the #1lib1ref campaign to improve the online encyclopedia used by information-seekers around the world.
News / Last Modified: 28 February 2018
When Jean King, an adult reference librarian at West Hempstead Public Library, registered for the Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together online training course, she'd never edited Wikipedia before. "It's a popular reference that frequently comes...
News / Last Modified: 19 February 2018
In December 2016, three novice Wikipedia editors partnered to organize an Art+Feminism event at the Dallas Public Library. Over the next three months, Tiffany Bailey, division manager of the Fine Arts Divi...