Wikipedia for Libraries with Collections in New York Heritage
Friday, May 7, 2021
Friday, May 7, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm



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The Empire State Library Network is hosting Wikipedia for Libraries with Collections in New York Heritage, a casual Wikipedia talk for librarians and friends. Join presenter Lane Rasberry, Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Virginia, who will demonstrate how libraries, archives, and universities use Wikipedia to make their research and resources more accessible. The talk includes an introduction to Wikipedia and examples of how libraries benefit from Wikipedia collaboration. For this session, join to listen and chat about Wikipedia and libraries.

**There will be a second chance to individually meet with Lane on May 26th @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm, where you will work with Lane one-on-one and learn to edit Wikipedia, with the goal of adding at least one sentence and one citation to a Wikipedia article of your choice! We will be providing a link to a form so you can sign up for this individual meeting with Lane if you are interested in actively editing articles. This second individual meeting will be limited to 10 people. You will also need to register a Wikipedia account for the individual session.**

No prior Wikipedia experience required! Visit the Wiki for more information and to see the full agenda.

This webinar will be recorded and sent to all registrants.

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Lane Rasberry
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Lane Rasberry is Wikimedian-in-residence at the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia. His interests include popular science, consumer protection, civic engagement, access to health information, clinical research, the Open Movement, data science, LGBT history, and Wikimedia projects.

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