Academics, history buffs, and aspiring Wikipedians are invited to two free campus events at the Wilson Special Collections Library in March. The first will provide an overview of the Wikipedia Education Program for UNC faculty and students; the second is a Wilson Library Wikipedia Edit-a-thon open to everyone.
For information about both programs, contact Emily Jack, North Carolina Collection Gallery, (919) 962-4331.
Wikipedia Education Program Info Session
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
UNC faculty and students can learn about the Wikipedia Education Program from Frank Jones, Wikipedia Education Program regional coordinator.
Faculty: Learn about resources and support for having students edit Wikipedia articles in class assignments. Wikipedia has found that students can produce more thoughtful and thorough work when they know that audiences outside the classroom will be able to view, comment on, and edit their work
Students: Apply to become a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador. Ambassadors build professional (and resume!) experience by working with professors and students on campus to support their understanding and use of Wikipedia.
“Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: African Americans in North Carolina”
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Room 504 Wilson Library
1 – 4:30 p.m.
During UNC’s second Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, participants will update, improve, and create new Wikipedia articles about African American history and institutions in North Carolina.
Participants do not need specialized historical knowledge or experience with Wikipedia. Assistants will help locate book and article source materials and teach Wikipedia syntax, and a list of images will be available for uploading to the Wikimedia Commons.
Organizers encourage participants with personal laptops to bring them.
More details and registration information can be found at the Facebook event page, the Eventbrite event page; or the Edit-a-thon’s Wikipedia page (where you can RSVP by editing the bottom of the page).