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Upcoming Webinar: Fall 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Overview

Posted by on September 26th, 2019 Posted in: Continuing Education

Date: Thursday, October 17

Time: 2 PM ET/1 PM CT

Description: Are you interested in improving mental health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in or learn how to host your own edit-a-thon? In preparation for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Fall Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on November 20th, join us for an online edit-a-thon training overview with a live question and answer session.

Attendees will gain an overview of:

  • The role of Wikipedia and the importance of edit-a-thons
  • Learn how to join the #citeNLM Wikipedia Dashboard
  • Gain tips and resources on how to become a Wikipedia editor
  • Explore NLM resources and best practices to edit articles
  • NNLM Guide and tips for hosting your own edit-a-thon

With you newfound knowledge, remember to join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on November 20th as we add citations to Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.

Registration: https://nnlm.gov/class/2019-fall-wikipedia-edit-thon-overview/17942

For more information, please contact Karen Coghlan, Liz Waltman, or Kelsey Cowles.

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