User:Phoebe

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Board: I am a current member of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, elected in July 2013 by the community for a two-year term. I also served a two-year term from July 2010-July 2012. I am happy to answer questions anytime. Note: unless explicitly stated otherwise, please assume that any edits or statements I make here (or on any other projects) I am making as a community member and not in any official capacity whatsoever.


Hello! My name is Phoebe Ayers. See en:user:Phoebe for bio, etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Phoebe

By day, I'm an academic reference librarian in a sciences library, where I am an action figure wanna-be.



at Wikimania 2006.
By fuzheado, used with permission

Talk to me: leave a message | phoebe dot ayers at gmail dot com | wikimatrix of my accounts

also often on IRC, AIM, etc as brassratgirl


Things I do around here:[edit]

Community member[edit]

  • Editor on en:wp since August 2003
  • Writer for the English Wikipedia Signpost
  • Current maintainer of the List Summary Service for Foundation-l
  • Organizer of the San Francisco Bay meetup group; current mailing list admin for that group
  • Wikimania and events organizer (see "Conferences")
  • I was a member of the now-defunct Special Projects Committee (beginning May 2006).

Researcher and educator[edit]

  • I'm interested in and participate in Wikipedia and wiki research. I presented a short paper at Wikimania 2005; recently completed a literature review of ongoing research that will be presented at ASIST'06; and helped with a hugely successful research BoF at Wikimania '06.
  • Finally, I give general presentations about wikis and Wikipedia to various groups, particularly librarians. An occasionally updated list may be found here. A handout I developed for librarians may be found here. I am happy to share slides, notes, and thoughts on what works & what doesn't.

Conferences[edit]

Author[edit]

Some things I care about:[edit]

  • Community governance
  • Meetups
  • free content
  • good references

A few pages of interest


Things that are always welcome: coffee, good ideas, enthusiasm