Libraries’ Wikipedia Editathon Focuses on Native American Women Activists

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania — To celebrate Women’s History Month, Penn State University Libraries will host a virtual Wikipedia editathon focused on Native American women activists, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, via Zoom . Pre-registration is encouraged and attendees can show up at any time during the event at this link.

Wikipedia editathons are events held with the aim of increasing representation on Wikipedia of identified underrepresented groups and providing basic training for new editors. First-time Wikipedia editors are welcome to join the virtual event, regardless of their level of tech knowledge or experience, and experienced editors will be on hand to answer questions and provide suggestions. articles to modify and references to use.

Tuesday, March 22 from 10:35 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., professors Julie Reed and Cathleen Cahill and library support worker Lily Murray will provide a Zoom training session to attendees of the editathon. The training will cover the basics of editing Wikipedia, as well as best practices for writing about indigenous peoples and reading and using sources. Instructions for joining the training will be sent to editathon registrants prior to the training.

For more information on Wikipedia Editathon: Native American Women Activists, visit the Wikipedia meetup page for the event, which includes a link and information on creating a Wikipedia account and a link to register for the program. For questions regarding this event or accommodation, contact Ana Enriquez, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright, at [email protected]