Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Wednesday 3/30

Interested in learning how to edit Wikipedia? Join the TWU Libraries' Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon celebrating Women's History Month, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Edit-a-thons hosted during Women's History Month in March are held to expand content in Wikipedia about women, and increase the number of editors identifying as women (in a 2011 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female). 

During this event we’ll conduct Wikipedia editing training and work together to add content about women. Stay for 30 minutes or all four hours! No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary--training and support will be provided for all new editors. Participants of all gender identities are welcome to attend. We will be working in the Reference Training Room (RTR, room 103) of the (Denton) Blagg-Huey Library (for assistance please ask at the Information Desk). Please bring a laptop and power cord if you have them; computers will be available for those who need one.   

Not able to attend the Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon in person? Check out the resources and tools on its meetup page. Virtual participation is encouraged for TWU students in Dallas and Houston and all TWU distance learners.

Questions? Contact Chealsye Bowley, the TWU Libraries' Scholarly Communication Librarian, at cbowley@twu.edu.

~Chealsye Bowley

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