Grants:IdeaLab/Digital Literacy the Wiki Way: Libraries amd Wikimedians Working Together

Digital Literacy the Wiki Way: Libraries amd Wikimedians Working Together
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Inspire libraries to engage and collaborate with online knowledge projects like Wikimedia through sucessful local events that engage existing local groups with potential to contribute to the movement. Help libraries meet their goals to engage members of their community and extend their digital literacy.
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created on09:58, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Project ideaEdit

What is the problem you're trying to solve?Edit

  • Libraries think online content is low quality
  • Librarians can have a negative view of Wikipedia
  • Libraries need to evolve to stay relevant and funded

What is your solution?Edit

  • Run an event at a library and then use it as a proof / edit-a-thon / edit at a library
  • Challenge for Wikimedians to find rare books in libraries, and use the occasion to approach librarians and highlight differences between using internet and library
  • Invite librarians to Wikimedian events and organize events for them (outreach to them, show appreciation)


Get InvolvedEdit

About the idea creatorEdit

I'm a Wikimedian with experience working in libraries; I was part of the information services department at the Vancovuer Public Library in Canada for several years.


  • Community organizer Lead digital literacy training workshops at libraries (in Bulgaria :) ) Spiritia 10:01, 23 June 2016 (UTC)


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