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Wednesday, June 9 • 9:30am - 10:30am
The Ultimate Beehive of Knowledge: Using Wikipedia to Engage Communities [Pre-recorded with In-person Q & A]

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The panel members will highlight collaborations and partnerships between libraries and external
groups and organizations, and will share tips on how to use WIkipedia as a tool to connect
researchers to library resources, raise the visibility of special collections, engage students and
faculty, and increase representation of underrepresented groups.

Attendees of the session will learn how to:
● Promote local library physical and digital collections via wikis to boost their usage
● Design wiki projects to create student learning outcomes aligned with the ACRL
Framework, particularly around concepts of authority and scholarship
● Identify gaps in entry coverage, especially for underrepresented groups via
organizations like Art+Feminism
● Create or expand entries that utilize library resources and provide trustworthy
references
● Develop digital literacy skills through wiki editing and evaluation of online content

The session will be moderated, and will include representation from a variety of libraries and
archives, including special, academic and public to appeal to a wide range of attendees.


Speakers
avatar for Jeannie Bail

Jeannie Bail

Director of Learning & Research Service, UNB Libraries
Jeannie Bail's current research interests include metaliteracy and community engagement with diverse user groups.
avatar for Mireille Eagan

Mireille Eagan

Curator of Contemporary Art, The Rooms, St. John’s, NL
avatar for Colleen Field

Colleen Field

Head, Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Colleen Field has been a librarian at Memorial University Libraries since 1988. She is currentlyHead of its Centre for Newfoundland Studies which has a mandate to collect, preserve andmake available published materials about Newfoundland and Labrador.
avatar for Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre

Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre

Honorary Resident Wikipedian, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
I am The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab's (ETCL; etcl.uvic.ca) and University of Victoria Libraries' (uvic.ca/library) Honorary Resident Wikipedian for 2020–21. Before that I was the Digital Humanities Librarian at El Colegio de México, where I led the first Wikipedia-Academi... Read More →

Moderators
avatar for Angela Reynolds

Angela Reynolds

Community Engagement Coordinator, Annapolis Valley Regional Library
Talk to me about picture books!


Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am ADT
Stream: Gravenstein