Workshop Aims to Increase Collaboration Between Librarians and Wikimedia Projects

Next Tuesday, September 27th, join us at METRO for a unique new workshop that will shed some light on how libraries use Wikipedia to help their patrons and increase visibility of their collections.  Wikimedia projects can work effectively to publicize library collections; this is your chance to learn how, give input, and more!

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Leveraging Library Expertise and Collections in the Wikipedia Environment

Tuesday, September 27th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This two-hour workshop is designed for library professionals and students who are interested in learning more about how their community can collaborate with the Wikimedia projects – notably Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.

This is your opportunity to learn how Wikipedia can be used successfully by your library and how you can provide effective instruction about it to your students and patrons.  It is also the chance to give needed feedback on how to improve Wikimedia collaboration in the future – software, tools, projects, documentation – all ideas are welcome.

Who should attend:
Anyone interested in learning more about how Wikipedia can work as an effective means of publicizing your collections and make them more visible to online communities.  Relevant to public libraries, academic libraries, special collections & archives, information/digital literacy instructors.

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Have an overview of Wikipedia/Wikimedia collaborations with the cultural and educational institutions: galleries, libraries, archives, museums (GLAM); academic programs and classroom projects (Campus Ambassador program)
  • Learn how to get their library’s multimedia used in Wikipedia articles
  • Learn about everything they wanted to know about Wikipedia editing and copyright policies but were to afraid to ask.

Register here

Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org with any questions.

 

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