Libraries in the age of Wikipedia

Free Workshop
Libraries in the age of Wikipedia
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 10-2 pm
IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis

Do you want to learn how your library can harness Wikipedia to improve discoverability of library resources, including materials in special collections and archives? Have you always wanted to contribute to Wikipedia but aren’t sure how to get started? Have you tried to edit but haven’t had a good experience? Do you need tips on how to teach information literacy with Wikipedia, or had faculty ask about teaching with it? Do you simply want to learn more about using and contributing to the largest and most-used reference work in human history?

On April 10th, just before the ACRL 2013 kickoff, you are invited to attend: “Libraries in the age of Wikipedia: Understanding & Contributing to Wikipedia,” a hands-on workshop that will provide an introduction and general overview of how librarians can begin editing and contributing to Wikipedia. The workshop is open to all and includes refreshments. ACRL registration is not required to attend the workshop.

Three librarians who are expert Wikipedians will give an overview of the project, guide participants through a hands-on editing session, talk about the relationship between libraries and Wikipedia, and answer questions.

Registration is free but we do ask that you register ahead of time so we can get an accurate count. Space is limited!

Details:
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Location: IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis, IN, Room 2120
Registration and additional information about the workshop: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Workshop/ACRL_2013

Directions:
From Indiana Convention Center:
By car: http://bit.ly/WnVVDF
From JW Marriott:
By car: http://bit.ly/XMU7U6

The workshop is generously sponsored by IUPUI Libraries and OCLC.

For further information or questions, contact:
Phoebe Ayers, psayers@ucdavis.edu

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