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.
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.
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.
JacintaJS (talk) 01:04, 20 March 2017 (UTC) I'm a coordinator of #QWiki, the Wiki editing club for the Queensland, Australia GLAM community
KatyaHenry (talk) 01:51, 20 March 2017 (UTC) I'm a member of #QWiki, the Wiki editing club for the Queensland, Australia GLAM community
Wikicology (talk) 06:34, 20 March 2017 (UTC). I run the Yoruba language branch of The Wikipedia Library (TWL).
Jason.nlw (talk) 09:03, 20 March 2017 (UTC) Currently Wikimedian in Residence with the National Library of Wales.
en:User:Shyamal Researcher and editor in India doing a bit of outreach to recruit other researchers into Wikipedia
Danmichaelo (talk) 11:16, 20 March 2017 (UTC) Academic librarian, active on Wikipedia Library @ nowiki
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.
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.
Matkatamiba (talk) 15:43, 20 March 2017 (UTC) I am a librarian and wikipedian.
Artchivist1 (talk) 16:16, 20 March 2017 (UTC). Art librarian/archivist and wikipedian.
Judith Scammell jscammel (talk) 18:50, 20 March 2017 (UTC) . Medical Librarian in Higher Education,UK and wikipedian.
--g (talk) 23:06, 24 March 2017 (UTC) Wikipedian from Italy, interested in music libraries
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?
Susan Mythen 08:55, 25 March 2017 (UTC) librarian and LIS professor, interested teaching digital scholarship through participation in Wikipedia
Uberlibris (talk) librarian and PhD student, researching independent libraries
-Hasive • talk • 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.
Brookfre (talk) 19:02, 28 March 2017 (UTC) Academic librarian in the US. Interested in open access and instruction around Wikipedia.
~ 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.
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.
Gewild (talk) 07:42, 28 June 2017 (UTC) Linked Data
Whanamura (talk) 16:44, 13 August 2017 (UTC) Director of Partnerships at Internet Archive
--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.
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)
Lirazelf (talk) 12:04, 14 August 2017 (UTC) Wikimedian in Residence at the Scottish Libraries and Information Council.
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.
--Xabier Cañas (talk) 06:55, 23 August 2017 (UTC) GLAM projects in the Basque Country.
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.
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