Instruction and Outreach Anyone Can Edit

Instruction and Outreach Anyone Can Edit

By:
Nicole Askin
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Wikipedia is viewed 8000 times each second. The 8th largest referrer to DOIs, Wikipedia has become a ubiquitous starting point for discovery; many students, members of the general public, even professionals like medical doctors use it in their information seeking. Because of this, professionals from libraries, universities, archives, and publishing increasingly recognize Wikipedia's importance as a way to reach where readers already are--on Wikipedia. The Wikipedia Library is an initiative founded in 2012 to facilitate access to research sources for Wikipedia editors. It has since expanded into reference services, research literacy instruction, and outreach to cultural institutions. This session will explore some of these initiatives and how librarians, archivists, and educators can get involved.

Conference Year: 
2016
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Presentation Topic: 
Information Literacy