• Wikipedia: A Bridge from Basic Markup to the Research Cycle

  • Presenters
    • Lia Friedman, Learning Services Director, UC San Diego
    • Gayatri Singh, Reference & Information Services Coordinator, and Librarian for Communication, UC San Diego
    • Cynthia Mari Orozco, Student Services Librarian, California State University Long Beach
    • Annie Pho, Inquiry and Instruction Librarian for Peer-to-Peer Services and Public Programming, UC Los Angeles
  • Description

    Wikipedia is a widely-used resource for information, but there’s always room for improvement when it comes to underrepresented entry subjects, especially in academic environments. Many instructors hesitate to use Wikipedia as a trusted source, but bringing students, faculty and community members together at Wiki Edit-a-thons to understand how these pages are created and by whom (predominately white men), and then to create new pages featuring diverse or underrepresented people/subjects, is a deep dive into the research cycle. If possible, create or bring your Wikipedia log in and laptop so we can do some hands on editing. Beginners are welcome.

  • Format
    Workshop
  • Track
    • Programming, Outreach, and Advocacy