Webinar Will Preview Free Training Program and Explore Benefits of Working with Wikipedia

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Registration is open for a July 19 webinar, "Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities," that will preview WebJunction’s fall 2017 training program and describe how public library staff can use Wikipedia to connect more people to their library collections and creatively involve community members.

The webinar is scheduled for 3:00-4:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on July 19. Monika Sengul-Jones, OCLC's Wikipedian-in-Residence, will highlight how Wikipedia’s mission aligns with the work of public libraries, and guest presenter Tiffany Bailey will share how she successfully used Wikipedia for community outreach and partnership-building at the Dallas Public Library.

The training program and webinar are part of Wikipedia + Public Libraries: Better Together, a project designed to strengthen 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.

Register for the Wikipedia for Libraries webinar.

See also OCLC’s WebJunction to offer training for librarians interested in Wikipedia engagement.

Photos: presenters Tiffany Bailey, Dallas Public Library and Monika Sengul-Jones, OCLC Wikipedian-in-Residence