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Astinson (WMF)

Joined 8 October 2014
Alex Stinson
Alex Stinson
Senior Program Strategist, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

I am a long time English Wikipedia editors with over 110,000 edits as en:User:Sadads, and am increasingly active on wikidata User:Sadads. I have been enaged in Wikimedia programs since 2010: a project manager of the The Wikipedia Library, a volunteer supporting WP:Wikipedia Education Program, and am a supporter of GLAM-Wiki outreach. I have a Masters degree in English Literature from Kansas State University with research focused on cultural studies and the digital humanities. More recently, I worked as a digital humanist at K-State, where I developed en:Digital Humanities projects, creating partnerships with educators and cultural institutions.

My work

I have been supporting the development of the GLAM-Wiki team at the Wikimedia Foundation, and am increasingly supporting strategic projects that effect organizers and Wikimedia programs beyond the work of th GLAM-Wiki community. The GLAM-Wiki Team Global GLAM-Wiki community, which focuses on help cultural heritage organizations (principally Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) share, create content, and otherwise engage with the Wikimedia communities projects. These relationships often use a wide variety of outreach strategies, and my job is help communities effectively use these strategies, the technologies needed for engaging the GLAMs are accessible, and ensure that the WMF is supporting those efforts.

I previously worked as part of the The Wikipedia Library supporting the research partnership program and other strategies for research support, including projects and outreach with University Libraries (placing research affiliates at Institutions as part of the Visiting Scholar's programs), partnerships with the larger research and libraries communities (such as IFLA, Association of Research Libraries, and others), and innovating in outreach strategies (for example, the 1lib1ref campaign).

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

On my talk page:
User talk:Astinson (WMF)

At my work email:
astinson(_AT_) wikimedia.org

On Twitter:
@Sadads