• Free encyclopedia, most consulted in the world,
consistently top 3rd most consulted website
• Quality of articles
• 4,344,425 articles
• 19,838,675 users
• 127,156 active
Wikipedia as a Tool for Educators
• Wikipedia Education Program
• Campus Ambassador Program
• Wikipedia: School and University Projects
• Edit-a-Thons in Libraries
Librarians Offer Wikipedia Resources
• Learning Wikipedia editing criteria and best
• Learning lesson plans that incorporate
• Image policy understanding
• Learn how to communicate with the Wikipedia
• Help teachers “not be afraid” that their students
are using Wikipedia as a research tool.
Librarians and Archivists Edit Wikipedia
• Demands for information met at the places
where people are seeking it.
• Attracting New Audiences to materials and
• International GLAM-Wiki Partnership
• Edit-a-thons/Backstage Pass
• Serves as a liaison between the organization and the Wikimedia
community to promote a mutually beneficial cooperation.
• Promotes understanding of Wikimedia among staff at the
organization through workshops and events.
• Works with organizational staff to digitize, compile, and organize
resources that can be shared with the Wikipedia community.
• Coordinates events, such as Hack-a-Thons, Edit-a-Thons, or
Backstage Passes, that bring Wikipedians on-site to work with staff on
content creation and improvement.
• Avoids Conflicts of Interest by not editing articles directly relating to
• Wikimedia NYC
• GLAM-Wiki help pages
Other NYC institutions working on Wikipedia… to name a
2. Center for Jewish History
4. Metropolitan Museums
5. Brooklyn College
6. CUNY Lehman
7. Brooklyn Medical College