Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities (Free Webinar)

Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities (Free Webinar)

This free webinar is sponsored by Webjunction. 

This webinar highlights how you can use Wikipedia to connect more people to your collections and creatively engage your community members.

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.

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

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

For details and to register, visit http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/wikipedia-for-libraries.html​

Date:
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Online - at your computer
Categories:
WebJunction Free Webinar

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Steve Cauffman (stephen.cauffman@ct.gov  or 860-704-2223) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Steve Cauffman stephen.cauffman@ct.gov | (860) 704-2223.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.