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The Wikipedia Library User Group is intended to bring together Wikipedians and Librarians. Wikipedia and libraries are natural allies, both focusing on using reliable sources to share knowledge. Wikipedia depends on libraries for their references and reference expertise, while libraries increasingly recognize Wikipedia's role in the discovery and dissemination of content.

This user group serves 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.

Mission[edit]

Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use Wikipedia and have patrons who rely on it as a starting point for information. For the last decade Wikipedians have worked to reach out to librarians as well as serve our community of editors with reference and research support. The fusion of Wikipedia and Libraries has gathered momentum in the movement with great initiatives like The Wikipedia Library, the Catalan Public Library Network, and the IFLA white papers on Wikipedia and Library collaboration. While there is a libraries mailing list, and now a Wikipedia + Libraries Facebook group, the next step is to form a usergroup centered around collaboration and guidance between Wikipedia and Libraries, Wikipedians and Librarians.

This group is a place to meet other community leaders who work with libraries, form partnerships with allies, host events at institutions, conduct outreach to national organizations or regional and international groups and consortia. It is open to all levels of interest. A special focus will be finding ways to direct the momentum in the library world as it increasingly opens its doors (and resources) to Wikipedia into a concrete and active usergroup. Participants are encouraged to get involved in their community, join the international efforts, and take their projects from brainstorming through to impact.

Goals[edit]

  • Guidance - providing guidance for Wikimedians engaging with libraries, and libraries engaging with Wikimedia
  • Rendezvous - providing a venue for the exchange of ideas around collaborations and opportunities for Wikimedia and libraries
  • Advocacy - working with libraries and library information schools promoting the use of Wikipedia in their curriculum
  • Outreach - reaching out to libraries that could potentially engage with Wikimedia

Activities[edit]

  • Helping set up and track the impact of edit-a-thons and workshops at libraries
  • Reaching out to and working with librarians to help them become Wikipedia contributors
  • Increasing participation during campaigns including Open Access Week and #1lib1ref
  • Participating in open access initiatives and advocacy

Open tasks[edit]

  1. Discuss the name: (Wikipedia Library User Group) or (Wikipedia + Libraries User Group) or (Wikipedia Loves Libraries User Group)
  2. Discuss the logo: Should it use the owl?
  3. Discuss organization of the group: How can we be most effective?
  4. Propose organizing members: Who wants to take on a role?
  5. Reach out to [lots of] participants in our networks

Join the discussion

Events[edit]

Upcoming[edit]

Past[edit]

Who can benefit?[edit]

Although the group is formed predominately by Wikipedians and librarians, anyone is welcome to join.

Affiliations Committee Resolutions[edit]

Connect[edit]

Members[edit]

Add your name with at the end using ~~~~ and share your background or interests. Then invite other people to join too!

  1. Emefie (talk) Erin is a Liaison Librarian in the humanities and social sciences and the Flexible Learning Coordinator at the University of British Columbia. 09:17, Saturday, October 21, 2017 (UTC)
  2. TatianaTheLibrarian (talk) 23:17, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
  3. Gamaliel (talk) 19:16, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
  4. KellyDoyle (talk) 19:17, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
  5. Sailesh Patnaik (Talk|Contribs) 19:18, 16 March 2017 (UTC) , Hi, I'm Sailesh, Odia Wikipedian and an ambassador of Open Access India group, I am very active in outreach programs and institutional collaboration.
  6. Nshockey2 (talk) 19:19, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
  7. Allanaaaaaaa (talk) 19:24, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
  8. Tramullas (talk) 19:34, 16 March 2017 (UTC) on Board of Wikimedia Spain (GLAM projects), Associate Professor of Library and Information Science (Univ. of Zaragoza, ES).
  9. Laughing sandbags (talk) 19:49, 16 March 2017 (UTC) Wikipedian with interest in British Empire, user of library resources, interested in contributing more
  10. Librarygurl (talk) 20:42, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
  11. Lauren maggio (talk) 20:49, 16 March 2017 (UTC)Lauren Maggio
  12. LadyofShalott (talk) 21:35, 16 March 2017 (UTC) Wikipedian and public library staffer
  13. Olimar (talk) 21:33, 16 March 2017 (UTC), coordinator of the Finnish Wikipedia Library branch.
  14. Kosboot (talk) 21:42, 16 March 2017 (UTC) on the board of Wikimedia New York City and public library staff member
  15. user:kdammers (talk) Kdammers (talk) 02:08, 18 March 2017 (UTC) educator, former library WWW staff
  16. Mardetanha talk 23:14, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
  17. Aubrey (talk) 23:36, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
  18. Eartha78 (talk) 01:40, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
  19. RberchieRberchie (talk)
  20. African Hope (talk) 09:15, 17 March 2017 (UTC), GLAM-Wiki Coordinator in Côte d'Ivoire
  21. Zeromonk (talk) 09:25, 17 March 2017 (UTC) Wikimedian at the Wellcome Library
  22. --Gabriela Boková (WMCZ) (talk) 09:36, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
  23. ManasaRao (talk) 10:00, 17 March 2017 (UTC) Program Officer for Communications at CIS-A2K, a catalyst for the growth of Indian language Wikipedias.
  24. Amqui (talk) 13:25, 17 March 2017 (UTC) Wikipedian from Canada.
  25. Merrilee (talk) 14:18, 17 March 2017 (UTC) I am a program officer for OCLC Research and am passionate about bringing librarians and Wikimedians closer together.
  26. The Interior (talk) 15:53, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
  27. ARASH PT  talk  15:54, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
  28. Sumita Roy Dutta (talk) 15:58, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
  29. Mlemusrojas (talk) 17:33, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
  30. Quercusechinus (talk) 18:47, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
  31. Obangmoy (talk) 19:32, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
  32. Fgaede (talk), Scholarly Communication Librarian at Butler University
  33. Interested in Western Asia, Economics, etc.--Sicaspi (talk) 20:38, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
  34. Ocaasi (talk) 20:40, 17 March 2017 (UTC) I run The Wikipedia Library at Wikimedia Foundation and am here to support volunteers in forming an independent and active group!
  35. Samwalton9 (talk) 21:26, 17 March 2017 (UTC) I'm partnerships coordinator for The Wikipedia Library :)
  36. phoebe | talk 21:31, 17 March 2017 (UTC) Engineering & Comp Sci librarian at MIT; previously the Univ. of California. I have been talking about librarians & Wikipedia for a very long time :)
  37. JLLurie (talk)
  38. Mohamed Ouda (talk)
  39. Darafsh Kaviyani (Talk) I ran Persian branch of Wikipedia Library.
  40. Csisc (talk) 00:23, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  41. UY Scuti (talk) 03:41, 18 March 2017 (UTC) I look after global coordination and outreach in The Wikipedia Library
  42. Pru.mitchell (talk) 04:52, 18 March 2017 (UTC) Education librarian and Vice-President, Wikimedia Australia
  43. Uomovariabile (talk) 06:24, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  44. ARaunik (talk) 04:44, 18 March 2017 (UTC) Librarian - State Library of Queensland
  45. nirjal shrestha nShrestha (talk) 06:47, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  46. — regards, Revi 06:51, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  47. Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 06:52, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  48. Hfordsa (talk) 07:05, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  49. Luigi Catalani (talk) 08:16, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  50. Tito Dutta (talk) 08:42, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  51. --e.c. 10:07, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  52. Kmccook (talk)Kmccook (talk) 10:24, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  53. Daryag (talk) 10:33, 18 March 2017 (UTC) I'm a librarian and the coordinator for the Hebrew branch of the Wikipedia Library.
  54. Suricatem (talk) 11:49, 18 March 2017 (UTC) on Board of Wikimedia Colombia
  55. Penny Richards (talk) 12:17, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  56. Richard James Wikipedia editor interested in Wikiproject Medicine, Wikiproject Nursing, and classroom integration. Richardjames444 (talk) 12:38, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  57. TeriEmbrey (talk) 12:48, 18 March 2017 (UTC) I am the Chief Librarian at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, which has a successful GLAM project using interns.
  58. Hiperterminal (talk) 14:30, 18 March 2017 (UTC) Researcher at Conector Foundation, librarian and teacher in Library and Information Science. I am interested in access to information.
  59. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits - serial (and occasionally parallel) Wikimedian in Residence
  60. Eosuchian (talk) 15:44, 18 March 2017 (UTC) User:Eosuchian
  61. --Mohammed Bachounda (talk) 17:01, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  62. PersnicketyPaul (talk) 17:10, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  63. DK Fennell (talk)
  64. --Hadi (talk) 17:56, 18 March 2017 (UTC) librarian and wikipedian in Switzerland
  65. Iazyges (talk) 18:19, 18 March 2017 (UTC). Account coordinator.
  66. Gharouni 23:45, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  67. Mauricio V. Genta (talk) 02:20, 19 March 2017 (UTC) WiR in Wikimedia Argentina, and librarian student.
  68. --Cameron11598 (talk) 03:00, 19 March 2017 (UTC) I'm an account coordinator for the Wikipedia Library ( Oxford University Press & Newspapers.com) at the English Wikipedia
  69. Geagea (talk) 04:09, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  70. --Alexmar983 (talk) 09:21, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  71. Shaun The Sheep (talk) 16:12, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  72. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 17:44, 19 March 2017 (UTC) I'm a public services librarian who is interested in this project. :)
  73. Rosiestep (talk) 17:54, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  74. Reem Al-Kashif (talk) 18:42, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
  75. DejaVu (talk) 20:24, 19 March 2017
  76. JacintaJS (talk) 01:04, 20 March 2017 (UTC) I'm a coordinator of #QWiki, the Wiki editing club for the Queensland, Australia GLAM community
  77. KatyaHenry (talk) 01:51, 20 March 2017 (UTC) I'm a member of #QWiki, the Wiki editing club for the Queensland, Australia GLAM community
  78. Wikicology (talk) 06:34, 20 March 2017 (UTC). I run the Yoruba language branch of The Wikipedia Library (TWL).
  79. Jason.nlw (talk) 09:03, 20 March 2017 (UTC) Currently Wikimedian in Residence with the National Library of Wales.
  80. en:User:Shyamal Researcher and editor in India doing a bit of outreach to recruit other researchers into Wikipedia
  81. Danmichaelo (talk) 11:16, 20 March 2017 (UTC) Academic librarian, active on Wikipedia Library @ nowiki
  82. Subsublibrary (talk) 14:14, 20 March 2017 (UTC) Library advocate passionate about weaving GLAMs, publishers, and educators into the Wikimedia ecosystem. Formerly director of NYPL Labs at the New York Public Library.
  83. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 14:47, 20 March 2017 (UTC) Coordinator of Wikipedia initiatives at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University in Utah.
  84. Matkatamiba (talk) 15:43, 20 March 2017 (UTC) I am a librarian and wikipedian.
  85. Artchivist1 (talk) 16:16, 20 March 2017 (UTC). Art librarian/archivist and wikipedian.
  86. Judith Scammell jscammel (talk) 18:50, 20 March 2017 (UTC) . Medical Librarian in Higher Education,UK and wikipedian.
  87. Symac (talk) 04:58, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
  88. Chiara Storti italian librarian and wikipedian active on GLAMs project --Nonoranonqui (talk) 08:49, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
  89. Leonardo Ramírez-Ordóñez C3r098 Researcher at Conector Foundation, librarian from Bogotá, Colombia. I am interested in commons and GLAM projects.
  90. NegMawon (talk) 17:00, 21 March 2017 (UTC)Assistant Director of small town library in the U.S.; former account manager for Wikipedia access to Project Muse; facilitator of Edit-a-thons
  91. Flixtey (talk) 17:57, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
  92. Infonet4all (talk) 03:58, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
  93. Geraki TL 08:33, 22 March 2017 (UTC), Wikimedia Community User Group Greece, cooperating with Central Library of Aristotle University.
  94. Megs (talk) 17:45, 22 March 2017 (UTC), wikibrarian promoting all things open at a large public university
  95. S.karampatakis (talk) 20:39, 22 March 2017 (UTC), Open Knowledge Greece, Open GLAM Coordinator, creator and mantainer of National Library of Greece Authorities in Linked Data, organizing GLAM oriented hackathons, workshops and editathons
  96. Bjtwkt55 (talk) 19:20, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
  97. -Another Believer (talk) 18:00, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
  98. --g (talk) 23:06, 24 March 2017 (UTC) Wikipedian from Italy, interested in music libraries
  99. Jwrosenzweig (talk) 01:38, 25 March 2017 (UTC) Education Librarian at Eastern Washington University and long-time Wikipedian -- my recent research has started to focus on Wikipedia in the library and I'm hoping to continue that work, maybe finding some good collaboration opportunities here?
  100. Susan Mythen 08:55, 25 March 2017 (UTC) librarian and LIS professor, interested teaching digital scholarship through participation in Wikipedia
  101. Satdeep Gill (talk) 18:18, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
  102. Uberlibris (talk) librarian and PhD student, researching independent libraries
  103. -Hasivetalk • 07:36, 27 March 2017 (UTC) Hi, This is Hasive, Bengali Wikipedian and Ambassador of Open Knowledge Bangladesh. I am active in outreach programs and Institutional collaboration. Also I work now with few University & Muesum about Wikipedia collaboration.
  104. Brookfre (talk) 19:02, 28 March 2017 (UTC) Academic librarian in the US. Interested in open access and instruction around Wikipedia.
  105. Shani Evenstein 18:32, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
  106. Thepwnco (talk) 06:44, 3 April 2017 (UTC) Special librarian in Canada
  107. Mohamed Ouda (talk) 06:58, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
  108. TheLeaper (talk) 14:37, 7 April 2017 (UTC) OA advocate and librarian from Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  109. Mozucat (talk) 19:53, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  110. Pharos (talk) 20:34, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  111. Ofek Jerassi - talk 04:27, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
  112. --Shizhao (talk) 06:37, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
  113. --Narwhalaniec (talk) 16:43, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
  114. --Ahmed Mohi El din (talk) 01:01, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
  115. —M@sssly
  116. Samat (talk) 20:15, 15 April 2017 (UTC) Wikimedian from the Hungarian community, coordinator of more partnerships with libraries.
  117. Jamie Tubers (talk) 23:31, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
  118. Abhinav619 (talk) 14:17, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
  119. Susanna Giaccai ({{User talk:Giaccai|talk]]) 18:28, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
  120. Silva Selva (talk) 12:24, 17 April 2017 (UTC) Digital Humanities Librarian at en:El Colegio de México. Member of the Mexican Wikimedia Chapter and collaborator in the expansion of outreach:Education/Countries/México.
  121. HalanTul (talk) 22:02, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  122. Simpson (talk) 15:19, 19 April 2017 (UTC) Librarian at special reference library about Nazi Forced Labour
  123. Jodi.a.schneider (talk) 23:12, 19 April 2017 (UTC) librarian & iSchool faculty member working on knowledge organization, based in USA
  124. Bobbyshabangu (talk) 15:59, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  125. Clifford Anderson (talk) 03:45, 29 April 2017 (UTC) Librarian from Nashville, Tennessee with interests in scholarly communications, special collections and digital humanities
  126. Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 15:38, 29 April 2017 (UTC) - Portuguese branch and Wikimedia Community User Group Brazil
  127. Aliaretiree (talk) 07:32, 1 May 2017 (UTC) - Australian librarian and coauthor of the IFLA Opportunities for Academic and Research Libraries and Wikipedia discussion paper
  128. 𝕘wendy |   01:37, 3 May 2017 (UTC) Academic outreach librarian & Wikipedian
  129. Sodapopinski7 (talk) 18:33, 7 May 2017 (UTC) - Outreach librarian at an academic library in North Carolina and co-founder of the North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians user group
  130. --Alessandra Boccone (talk) 11:33, 8 May 2017 (UTC) - Bibliotecaria presso il Centro Bibliotecario di Ateneo dell'Università degli studi di Salerno
  131. JogiAsad (talk) 20:58, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
  132. Ouvrard (talk) 9:01, 5 June 2017 (UTC) Wikipedian in Residence at Library and Archives Canada,
  133. Thelmadatter (talk) 16:52, 8 June 2017 (UTC) Coordinator of the Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey User Group, we are starting a collaboration with the w:Cervantine Library
  134. John Cummings (talk) 23:03, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
  135. Liang(WMTW) (talk) 00:09, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
  136. ~ Rob13Talk 02:40, 9 June 2017 (UTC) I'm the more-or-less de facto coordinator of the Resource Exchange, a WikiProject that provides access to non-free and print-only sources to editors for scholarly use, as copyright law permits. I'm very interested in connecting editors with the sources they need to create content for the encyclopedia.
  137. Jackiekoerner (talk) 05:04, 11 June 2017 (UTC) visiting scholar with Wiki Edu and San Francisco State University's Longmore Institute on Disability. I have a strong interest in new contributors and developing a stronger presence in public library systems.
  138. Gewild (talk) 07:42, 28 June 2017 (UTC) Linked Data
  139. Olaf Janssen (talk), Wikimedia coordinator of the national library of the Netherlands
  140. Pierre Tribhou, librarian at the bibliothèque municipale de Lyon
  141. Noramarisa (talk) 20:01, 30 June 2017 (UTC) Hispanic Literature professor at Tec de Monterrey.
  142. Mehman 97 20:03, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
  143. Jaireeodell (talk) 16:14, 13 July 2017 (UTC) Scholarly Communications Librarian, IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis, IN. Open, open, open.
  144. AWossink (talk) 13:49, 18 July 2017 (UTC) WMNL GLAM-Wiki coordinator, responsible for cooperation between Wikimedia movement and Dutch public libraries.
  145. JtForWiki (talk) Fordham University Libraries
  146. Nyttend (talk), Liberty University — Jerry Falwell Library
  147. Monikasj (talk) 12:56, 31 July 2017 (UTC) OCLC Wikipedia-in-Residence, building bridges between U.S. public libraries and English-language Wikipedia
  148. --Shizhao (talk) 02:24, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
  149. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 02:55, 11 August 2017 (UTC) WikiCite, Wikipedia:WikiProject Open Access
  150. Dan scott (talk) 17:11, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
  151. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 17:20, 11 August 2017 (UTC) Have worked with university libraries in the past; current MLIS student.
  152. MidwestCuttlefish (talk) 17:53, 11 August 2017 (UTC) Wikipedian in Residence at DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library.
  153. Sami Mlouhi (talk) 08:25, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
  154. Smallison (talk) 16:27, 13 August 2017 (UTC) York University (Toronto), Librarian
  155. JohnMarkOckerbloom (talk) 16:31, 13 August 2017 (UTC) Work at University of Pennsylvania libraries; maintain Wikipedia:Forward to Libraries service.
  156. Jennifersyoung (talk) 16:37, 13 August 2017 (UTC), Emory University Libraries
  157. Whanamura (talk) 16:44, 13 August 2017 (UTC) Director of Partnerships at Internet Archive
  158. --Lea Chateauneuf (talk) 18:05, 13 August 2017 (UTC) I am a librarian interested in sharing commons and multiplying the relations between Wikimedia and Libraries.
  159. BiblioQC (talk) Bibliothécaire en littérature françaises, sciences éconmiques et études LGBTQ+ à la Bibliothèque des sciences humaines et sociales de l'Université McGill | Librarian for French Literature, Economics and LGBTQ+ Studies at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library of McGill University (Montréal, Québec)
  160. Lirazelf (talk) 12:04, 14 August 2017 (UTC) Wikimedian in Residence at the Scottish Libraries and Information Council.
  161. Marie D Martel (talk) 19:09, 16 August 2017 (UTC) I am a professor in Librarianship (Université de Montréal) interested in social inclusion, digital humanities and commons. I am looking forward to develop GLAM projects.
  162. --Xabier Cañas (talk) 06:55, 23 August 2017 (UTC) GLAM projects in the Basque Country.
  163. AmandaRR123 (talk) 14:52, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
  164. Wshyam (talk) 13:47, 17 October 2017 (UTC)wshyam I am a reference librarian at Southern Connecticut State University. I am interested in editing Wikipedia articles. I think my background in reference will help with this.
  165. Hamaxides (talk) 18:58, 19 October 2017 (UTC) I work in a large public library and have begun some local initiatives to encourage staff to edit articles and add External Links
  166. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 09:17, 21 October 2017 (UTC) Digging references on topics related to history and social sciences. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 09:17, 21 October 2017 (UTC)