GLAMTLV2018/Submissions/How can GLAM help close the gender gap & increase diversity

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Submission no. 92
Title of the submission
How can GLAM help close the gender gap & increase diversity

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Country of origin
  • Israel
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Type of session
  • Panel
Length of session
  • 45 mins


How can GLAM collaborations cultivate our shared goal of increased diversity in Wikipedia content and participants, and in a variety of language contexts? How can we continue to evolve as a movement while working with GLAM institutions around the world? By increasing GLAM initiatives, including Wikimedian-in-Residence positions, around gender and diversity specifically with global GLAM stakeholders, we can continue to increase awareness about our gaps and progress towards closing these gaps.

As we move forward and implement our Movement Strategy, focusing on such initiatives may become crucial in fulfilling our stated goals. As such, we should be continuing to explore the changing nature of such collaborations, how to communicate them to external partners, and how we as a community should be bold in experimenting with the existing model. This panel aims to raise awareness to existing efforts and their importance, as well as discuss means to scale these efforts around the world.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. Examples of existing GLAM work focused on minimizing the gender gap and increasing diversity
  2. Clear understanding of why it is important
  3. Tools & tips to expand this work to new projects and initiatives
  4. Brainstorming on what else could be done in the context of GLAM
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