- Recognizing Wikimedia User Groups is the responsibility of the Affiliations Committee;
- Wikipedia Library User Group has submitted an application for recognition, which has been reviewed by the Affiliations Committee;
- The scope of the group, which can be found on their meta page, is to combine and multiply collaboration with libraries and librarians, from edit-a-thons hosted at libraries, to the Wiki Loves Libraries outreach campaign, to the broader institutional and publisher outreach of the Wikipedia Library, to a single forum open to all Wikimedia community members and any librarians interested in working with Wikipedia.; and
- Application Review
- With regard to Wikipedia Library User Group's application for user group status and criteria:
- At least 3 active Wikimedia editors: CRITERION MET
- Focus advances Wikimedia: CRITERION MET
- Mission aligned with Wikimedia Foundation: CRITERION MET
- Compliance with naming guidelines and trademark policy: CRITERION MET
- Information about group published on a Wikimedia wiki: CRITERION MET
- Plans for activities or efforts to advance Wikimedia projects: CRITERION MET
- Allows new members: CRITERION MET
- Two designated contacts for Wikimedia Foundation: CRITERION MET
- Based on this review I would like to approve Wikipedia Library User Group’s application and grant them user group status for one year. If there are no concerns or objections, I will move forward with this action Tuesday, May 23, 2017, after a 72 hour window for AffCom members to raise potential concerns or objections.
- It is the opinion of the Affiliations Committee that the group meets the requirements for Wikimedia User Group status.
- Therefore be it resolved that Wikipedia Library User Group is recognized as a Wikimedia User Group for a one-year, renewable period, effective on 8 June 2017.
Per the Wikimedia user group approval process, this application has been approved on 8 June 2017 on behalf of the Affiliations Committee: