Monday, September 30th
Noon – 1:00
Free, catered event, with good vegetarian options
Program: Editing the world’s largest open source encyclopedia is a political act. In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to the politics and practicalities of Wikipedia editing. By the end of the session, they will have created a user account and will learn how to add a well-cited sentence to an existing Wikipedia article. They will also be given the tools to learn how to create their own articles in the future and how to connect with various Wiki-related activist projects.
Bio: Siân Evans is the Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art and the co-founder of Art+Feminism, a campaign to create meaningful changes to the body of knowledge available about feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. Her writing can be found in journals such as Art Documentation and The Serials Librarian, and her work with Art+Feminism has been covered by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, and more. She was named a Leading Global Thinker by Foreign Policy magazine and a Badass Woman by Buzzfeed. She firmly believes that librarianship is information activism, and spends her free time with her precious pitbull, Pickle.