[Libs-Or] Wikipedia for Libraries

Pierina Parise pparise at emporia.edu
Wed Jul 5 11:06:58 PDT 2017

From: wala at memberclicks-mail.net [mailto:wala at memberclicks-mail.net]
Sent: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 10:36 AM

Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities

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<http://wala.memberclicks.net/message2/link/2f091521-93cc-414a-b099-19eec5b8da41/26> on Wednesday, July 19 from 12pm - 1pm PDT, 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<http://wala.memberclicks.net/message2/link/2f091521-93cc-414a-b099-19eec5b8da41/27> 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.

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