Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Global Women Wikipedia Write-In, Friday, April 26

Wikipedia image remixed from original image from Octavio Rojas on Flickr.
Wikipedia, of course, is one of the Web's most-accessed resources, and certainly its most ubiquitous reference source. Yet only 13% of Wikipedia contributors are women, and even fewer are women of color. This imbalance in Wikipedia's contributors is reflected in its content; for example, Wikipedia boasts 45 different articles on characters from The Simpsons, but only five articles on Mexican feminist writers. 

At UCLA, we'll join scholars and activists around the globe to rectify this imbalance by training new Wikipedia editors. We'll have coffee, donuts, and experts on both Wikipedia-editing and on content areas that are poorly represented in Wikipedia. We're delighted that Wikipedia editor Dr. Adrianne Wadewitz will be joining us to offer instruction.

Friday, April 26
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
(9 a.m. workshop on Wikipedia-editing)
Young Research Library Research Commons (first floor)

Come for all or part of the event!

Parking Info (Lot 5 is closest to the library)

Thank you to UCLA Libraries' Teaching and Learning Services for sponsoring this event.