Submissions:2024/Wikimedia Indiana: A Growing Indiana Cultural Heritage Hub

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This submission has been noted and is pending review for WikiConference North America 2024.


Wikimedia Indiana: A Growing Indiana Cultural Heritage Hub

Type of session:


Session theme(s):

Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Education, GLAM (Galleries/Libraries/Archives/Museums), Partnerships


Wikimedians of Indiana are in their second year since establishment and would like to take the opportunity to share what this group of dedicated users has been up to since its last update. This is a diverse group of long-time Wikimedians and new users alike. As a group we have continued and expanded our community partnerships throughout Indiana. The efforts of the Wikimedians of Indiana are funded by the Central Indiana Community Foundation through the Library fund. One of the efforts has been to support a student employee fund. This fund has been used to hire 4-6 student workers to become Wikipedia editors dedicated to expanding and creating Wikipedia content related to the state of Indiana.

This panel will be a chance to share all the changes, additions and successes this group has been able to experience in the last two years. The panel will have representation from community partners, faculty, library staff, and students. This will provide a vast range of perspectives on the work of the Wikimedians of Indiana User group and its impact both at the Indiana University Indianapolis and in the community. The proposed panel will take a look at where the group is now, individual group member experiences, and plans for the future of Wikimedia Indiana.

Author name(s):

Tapiwa Mzumara, Olivia MacIsaac, Jere Odell

Wikimedia username(s):

Olgrmac,IndiaTapolis, Jaireeodell

E-mail address:,,

Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedians of Indiana, Indiana University Indianapolis

Able to attend without scholarship?


Estimated length of session

30 minutes

Will you be presenting remotely?

Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

Previously presented?

Yes, we presented a one year update of this user group at WCNA 2023. See:

Special requests: