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Tuesday, October 31 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Leveraging Wikipedia

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Community leaders will discuss the Wikipedia initiatives currently in place in libraries throughout the United States, and further opportunities for growth and collaboration that have implications for access to knowledge and library patrons. Since Wikipedia is an information platform in which most patrons are familiar, we have a responsibility to understanding how to leverage this resource for the benefit of library professionals. Wikipedia is one of the most frequently consulted information resources on the web, but its place in educational programs remains unsettled. Case studies and examples of programs will give participants the opportunity to learn how edit-a-thons, staff development programs, faculty development programs, first-year-experience programs, and community engagement programs can all come together around enhancing and using Wikipedia as an educational resource.

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Kelly Doyle

Wikipedian in Residence for Gender Equity, West Virginia University / Wikimedia Foundation Grantee
Kelly Doyle is the Wikipedian in Residence for Gender Equity at West Virginia University Libraries, where she works to raise awareness about the editor- and content-based gender gap on Wikipedia and helps bridge the gap between Wikipedians, academics, and students. During her time... Read More →
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Andrew Lih

Principal, WikiStudio
Andrew Lih is one of the world's foremost experts on Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement and is the author of the book The Wikipedia Revolution: How a bunch of nobodies created the world's greatest encyclopedia (2009). He currently serves as the Wikimedian at Large at the Smithsonian... Read More →
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Monika Sengul-Jones

Wikipedian-in-Residence, OCLC
Monika Sengul-Jones is the OCLC Wikipedian-in-Residence for 2017 - 2018 for the Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together project, funded by the Knight Foundation and the Wikimedia Foundation. Monika is a communication and media studies scholar completing her doctorate in the Department... Read More →
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Scott Walter

University Librarian, DePaul University
Scott Walter is University Librarian at DePaul University, an adjunct member of the faculty of the San Jose State University School of Information, and an Americas Regional Council delegate to the OCLC Global Council. Currently serving on the Global Council Program Committee and the... Read More →

Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am EDT
Maryland Ballroom ABC