Grants:Project/OCLC/A Wikipedian-in-Residence to Engage 500 Librarians and their Communities/Profile
I am the director of WebJunction, the learning program of OCLC Research. I've worked at OCLC since 2007.
I am Merrilee on English Language Wikipedia (and elsewhere). I'm interested in bringing Wikipedia and libraries more closely together. On this project I work as a subject matter expert and will work closely with both the WebJunction team and with our Wikipedian in Residence.
Previously, I worked on bringing authority data to Wikipedia and Wikidata in our VIAFbot project.
Mercy Quintos Procaccini
I am the project coordinator for Wikipedia + Libraries. I'm excited about fostering connections between Wikipedians and librarians. I'm on the staff of WebJunction, the learning program of OCLC Research. I've spent my career working on a wide range of projects in libraries, archives, and museums.
I am Learning Manager for WebJunction, where I develop and manage online learning and services as well as the technical platforms that support them at webjunction.org. I will lead curriculum development for Wikipedia + Libraries.
I am the Wikipedian-in-Residence (WIR) with the OCLC for Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together. As a Wikipedia subject matter expert, I will lend my expertise on Wikipedia editing and critical engagement with wiki culture to the team. For this project, I use the username Monikasj. My volunteer account is Shameran81. I'm also a communication and media studies scholar.
As the WIR, I look forward to connecting libraries and Wikipedia. Both will be better, together!