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Event Name:Outreach and Reference in the Land of Wikimedia
Competency:Reference and Outreach
Description:Wikipedia continues to be one of the world’s most popular websites, sharing information on seemingly endless topics. We know that it’s much easier to reach patrons where they and that this virtual outreach has recently become even more important, but knowing how to integrate our work into Wikimedia projects can feel like a whole new endeavor.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore how to use what we already know about our collections and our communities to map new paths in outreach, with just a small investment of time and effort
  • Learn how to create editor accounts and utilize community support tools, edit Wikipedia articles with text, citations, and images
  • Learn how to add to the data that can appear in popular search engine results, and how this can easily be done from anywhere by library staff, student interns, and even volunteers.

Jen Johnson is the State Library of Ohio’s digitization consultant and project coordinator for Ohio Digital Network, Ohio’s DPLA hub.
She’s worked in academic, special, and public libraries, and when she's not working, she's most likely renovating her house or dreaming of traveling.

Event Date:5/12/2021
Event Time:10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern
Via Zoom
Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
Details:Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in learning more about Wikimedia and outreach

Competency:  Reference and Outreach

Non-Member Cost:      $40
NEO-RLS Bronze Member/
NORWELD, SERLS, SWON Member Cost:  $24
NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:   FREE
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE

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