On February 22, a small group gathered for a Wikipedia-Edit-a-thon. We started off with a presentation by Chanitra Bishop, the Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian here at IU. Chanitra talked to us about Wikipedia culture, page editing, and why libraries and archives should take the time to contribute to Wikipedia.
Since February is Black History Month, we took the opportunity to edit and create pages about African-American alumni and organizations. Our faculty advisor, Dina, had pulled reference and clipping files for us in advance.
Two of our attendees were experienced wikipedians and worked on their own special projects:
All in all, it was a productive and informative day – I think we all learned something new. Thanks to everyone who came to our event!