Free Workshops on Women and Wikipedia Content Offered March 8-9

Free Workshops on Women and Wikipedia Content Offered March 8-9

wikipedia globeCelebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by teaching and encouraging our community members to become Wikipedians and by adding topics on women to Wikipedia’s content.

On Friday, March 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Knight Library's Browsing Room, Sarah Stierch, who trained as a fellow at the Wikimedia Foundation, will lead a Wikipedia editors’ workshop to help participants understand Wikipedia’s criteria for notability and the process for creating new entries or editing existing Wikipedia pages.
 
On Saturday, March 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m in 141 Allen Hall, a workshop will be devoted to putting our new skills to the test and creating Wikipedia entries on women from history, art, literature, music, education, politics, government, social movements, science, technology, and more. Groups from around the world who are also engaged in this effort will join us live via Google hangouts.

Both events are free and open to the public. The events are sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the ASUO Women’s Center, the UO Libraries, and the School of Journalism and Communication. For more information, visit http://csws.uoregon.edu/ or e-mail csws@uoregon.edu.
 

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Created by ronr on Mar 6, 2013 Last updated Mar 11, 2013