Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together

Project Proposals

The original Knight News Challenge on Libraries proposal: Improve access to knowledge and empower citizens: Amplify libraries and communities through Wikipedia

Wikimedia Foundation proposal: A Wikipedian-in-Residence to Engage 500 Librarians and their Communities

Project Updates Archive

Project Information

See course syllabus (pdf)

Online training program FAQs

OCLC Next Blog Post by Monika Sengul-Jones: Wikipedia the WebJunction Way

OCLC Next Blog Post by Merrilee Proffitt: Let's open library doors to Wikipedia

Video of presentation by Sharon Streams and Monika Sengul-Jones at OCLC Research Update at ALA 2017

In the News

Geekwire (May 19, 2017): Geek of the Week: Monika Sengul-Jones

Wikimedia Foundation (May 11, 2017): Wikimedia Library and OCLC launch ISBN cite tool

Wikimedia Foundation grant award announcement: New grants program will fund six community-led projects

BBC News: US libraries seeking 21st Century model

Pacific Standard: Closing Wikipedia's Gender Gap

Circulating Ideas Podcast: Knight News Challenge on Libraries – WINNERS

Library Journal: Just Announced: Winners of 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries

Geekwire: Seattle-based project to make librarians Wikipedia stars wins $250K in Knight News Challenge

Inside Philanthropy: What Should 21st Century Libraries Look Like? Here are 14 Answers

Library Journal: Knight Foundation Names Second Library News Challenge Winners