Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities

Check out this upcoming free webinar from WebJunction.

I’m particularly interested in this piece: “learn how you can use Wikipedia to expand access to your collections and creatively engage your communities.”

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/wikipedia-for-libraries.html

Wikipedia is more than its collection of user-contributed articles; it is a dynamic community with powerful tools that ensure reliability. For public libraries, Wikipedia can be a useful tool to connect patrons with quality information and help them build information literacy skills. In this webinar, learn how you can use Wikipedia to expand access to your collections and creatively engage your communities.

Gain an understanding of the editorial process from OCLC’s Wikipedian-in-Residence and discover how guest presenter Tiffany Bailey has successfully used Wikipedia for community outreach and partnership-building at Dallas Public Library.

You’ll leave with new insights about Wikipedia and practical tips on how to apply what you’ve learned. You’ll also hear more about the Wikipedia + Libraries online training program being held in the fall of 2017. This free ten-week course offers the opportunity to gain skills in Wikipedia editing and engagement in a collaborative learning environment with public library peers.

Presented by: Monika Sengul-Jones, Wikipedian-in-Residence, OCLC; and Tiffany Bailey, Fine Arts Division Manager, Dallas Public Library

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