Submissions:2018/Introduction to Wikipedia for librarians

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2018.

Introduction to Wikipedia for Librarians
Theme (optional)
Relationship Building & Support
Academic Peer Review option
Type of submission
Merrilee Proffitt
E-mail address
Wikimedia username
Affiliation(s) (optional)
OCLC Research
Workshop that would gently introduce Wikipedia to librarians, using some of the tools and techniques developed in our Better Together training program. This is different than most training programs that dive right into learning to edit.
Length of presentation
3 hours (ideally this would be before the conference)
Special requests
Need a training room and some skilled Wikipedians to assist.
Preferred room size
Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?
I did a dry run of this at the Computers and Libraries Conference with about 10 participants. It was quite succcessful.
If you will be incorporating a slidedeck during your presentation, do you agree to upload it to Commons before your session, with a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license, including suitable attribution in the slidedeck for any images used?
I have a slidedeck and reworking images might be hard but I can try!
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  1. Willing to volunteer if you need helpers for a large turnout. Gamaliel (talk) 18:52, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. Shalor (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:35, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  3. Mozucat (talk) 01:36, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
  4. Norwegianblue (talk) 19:58, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
  5. Ronald Sexton (talk) 13:39, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
  6. Shameran81 (talk) 02:43, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
  7. Add your username here.