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Outreach and Reference in the Land of Wikimedia
Reference and Outreach
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.
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.