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Announcing the Spring 2021 #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

Posted by on February 18th, 2021 Posted in: All Posts, Consumer Health, Continuing Education


The Network of the National Library of Medicine is excited to announce its #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon campaign for Spring 2021! Join us for the month of March in our campaign to improve health information on Wikipedia using NLM and other quality health information resources. Our focus this campaign is on Healthy Aging topics, which includes the habits, behaviors, and environmental factors that contribute to healthy living throughout your entire life span.

There are lots of ways to #CiteNLM and get involved:

  1. Join our Edit-a-thon Live Session. Participate in our #CiteNLM Edit-a-thon throughout all of March 2021. Want to edit with other health sciences librarians and professionals? Join our live editing session on March 31st, 1-3p ET! We’ll overview basic Wikipedia editing tools and work with colleagues and NNLM staff to improve Healthy Aging-related articles. Learn more and sign up through the following link: nnlm.gov/wiki
  2. Take a course on Wikipedia and Libraries. Want an in-depth exploration of how libraries can use Wikipedia as an information literacy and engagement tool? Sign up for our free, asynchronous course: Wikipedia + Libraries. The course will run from March 15 to April 9, 2021 and guides students through the curation and editing process of Wikipedia health articles, as well as how to help community members build their health literacy schools online. Sign-ups are live now: https://nnlm.gov/class/wikipedia-libraries-nnlm/30039
  3. Attend our Health Misinformation Webinar Series. Learn about online health misinformation and how to combat it from leading health information professionals. Join us for the next webinar session on March 1st, 11a PT/ 1p ET for “Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation” with Dr. Kolina Koltai (University of Washington). Register here: https://nnlm.gov/class/understanding-vaccine-hesitancy-and-social-media-s-role-spreading-vaccine-misinformation/30321

We are excited to host another #CiteNLM campaign to improve one of the world’s most widely used resources for consumer health information. We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events this March!

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