Wikipedia Wednesday: Edit-a-Thon Workshop

Event Details

October 26, 2016
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Room: 1920

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Marilyn Billings
413-545-6891

Have you ever wanted to use Wikipedia in your classroom? Have you been asked to help instructors with Wikipedia assignments? Do you just think Wikipedia is great and want to help students and instructors use it better?

Laura Quilter, copyright and information policy librarian, will provide an overview of Wikipedia’s principles, an introduction to the mechanics of editing pages and communicating with others, and an overview of how the Wikipedia Education program works.

Following the initial training, there will be an edit-a-thon for hands-on experience. Areas of focus this year include topics relating to sustainability and Native activism, such as the recent DAPL protests.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.