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Wikipedia + Libraries Training from WebJunction

2017 July 21
by Kyla Hunt

We at the Texas State Library strive to spread the word about unique training opportunities for library staff both inside and outside of the agency. In this spirit, I wanted to share that registration is now open for WebJunction’s upcoming free, 10-week online training program, Wikipeda + Libraries: Better Together.

This training is available for up to 500 public library staff, where participants will learn about engaging with and editing in Wikipedia.  The project is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Wikimedia Foundation.

Why Wikipedia?

According to WebJunction’s page about the project,

“This project will reinforce libraries as stewards of quality information, standard bearers for information literacy and curators of authoritative collections. The project will equip library staff to become Wikipedia editors and to engage community members to join them and other local Wikipedians in collecting and extending access to knowledge.”

Interested in learning more about the project before enrolling? You can view their archived webinar Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities.

Questions about the program? Check out WebJunction’s FAQ page.

And don’t forget to take a look at WebJunction’s online Skillsoft course offerings available on the Texas State Library website!

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