Grants:IdeaLab/Digital Literacy the Wiki Way: Libraries amd Wikimedians Working Together
What is the problem you're trying to solve?
- Libraries think online content is low quality
- Librarians can have a negative view of Wikipedia
- Libraries need to evolve to stay relevant and funded
What is your solution?
- Run an event at a library and then use it as a proof / edit-a-thon / edit at a library
- Challenge for Wikimedians to find rare books in libraries, and use the occasion to approach librarians and highlight differences between using internet and library
- Invite librarians to Wikimedian events and organize events for them (outreach to them, show appreciation)
About the idea creator
I'm a Wikimedian with experience working in libraries; I was part of the information services department at the Vancovuer Public Library in Canada for several years.
- Community organizer Lead digital literacy training workshops at libraries (in Bulgaria :) ) →Spiritia 10:01, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
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