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Free webinar for library staff about why – & how – to add citations to Wikipedia

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    Megan Wacha

    Hi, All,

    OCLC is offering a free webinar tomorrow as part of its recent efforts to engage more librarians with Wikipedia. The full announcement is below!



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    You’re invited to join us for this free #WJwebinar! Please spread the word!

    Citations Needed: Build Your Wikipedia Skills While building the World’s Encyclopedia

    Wednesday, January 10, 3-4pm ET / 12-1pm PT

    Event information:

    Librarians have the power to make Wikipedia better and more reliable. When you understand how this collaborative, community-driven encyclopedia works, you’ll see the value of contributing your expertise and knowledge. Wikipedia Library’s annual #1lib1ref (“One Librarian, One Reference”) campaign provides a simple and fun way to get started. This global initiative invites all library staff to improve the verifiability of information on Wikipedia by adding at least one reference during the campaign, which runs from January 15 through February 3, 2018.

    During this webinar, Monika Sengul-Jones, OCLC Wikipedian-in-Residence, will illuminate the inner workings of Wikipedia to build your confidence in its viability as a resource. Emily Jack, community engagement librarian at UNC Chapel Hill Libraries, will share what library staff love about participating in #1lib1ref—and why engaging with Wikipedia makes sense for libraries. Learn how you can participate in #1lib1ref, confidently add a citation to Wikipedia and connect with other librarians who are motivated to contribute to this popular resource used by information-seekers around the world. Join the community of librarians who Wikipedia!

    The Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together project is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Wikimedia Foundation.

    Library staff and volunteers from all library types are welcome. Questions? Please contact Wikipedia + Libraries project coordinator, Mercy Procaccini

    This topic was also posted in: CUNY Open Education Resources (OER).
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