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Title of your proposal[edit]

Neutral point of view and librarians

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

Email address:
Affiliate, Position (if any) Member of Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova


  • Future Research - What are the initiatives/research that need to be done?

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Tutorials, Trainings or Workshops (75 minutes)

Keywords and hashtags[edit]

Please suggest 3-4 keywords and/or hashtags to help us understand your proposal. NPOV, wikipedia editors, librarians


When embarking on the path to becoming a Wikipedia contributor, understanding and adhering to the core principles of this endeavor are essential. In the efforts made in the last 4 years together with Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova (WRM) to train librarians to become contributors for Wikipedia, the neutrality principle was the one that met the most resistance and proved hardest to win the participants over. We worked with more than 50 librarians that have been editing and improving more than 150 articles but without fully adhering to the neutrality point of view (NPOV).To better understand why this is the case we will engage in a research project that aims at identifying causes of this situation & help with better training for future Wikipedia editors about NPOV.

During this workshop I invite you to share your experience with the NPOV, the challenges but also the rewards and learning opportunities you experienced while contributing to this pillar of the Wikimedia community.

This will be an interactive sharing session of personal stories and professional lessons learned.

Expected outcomes[edit]

A list of shared techniques and approaches to understanding, learning and encouraging the promotion of NPOV will be created and shared.

Specific requirements[edit]

Space for people to move around, flip chart board and paper, markers, post its

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]

  1. --Anntinomy (talk) 17:57, 20 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. --Bridges2Information (talk) 20:16, 20 June 2022 (UTC) I co-teach a credit-course about Wikipedia and we spend one week on NPOV. It's a complex topic and I welcome more opportunities to discuss the best approach to teaching about NPOV with librarians.[reply]
  3. -- FRomeo (WMF) (talk) 13:07, 22 June 2022 (UTC) Would you be interested in joining the discussion Where next for 1Lib1Ref too?[reply]
    Yes. I will be there! Klaul (talk) 12:36, 2 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 16:44, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  5. briing