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Wikipedia 101 for Librarians

From Wikimania

Wikipedia 101 for Librarians is a Wikimania pre-conference organised by The Wikipedia Library to train librarians on how to contribute to Wikipedia and sister projects. The training will also focus on showcasing opportunities that exist around libraries and librarians working with Wikipedia.


The Wikipedia 101 for Librarians pre-conference event is targeted at librarians, library staff, archivists and information technology professionals attending Wikimania or in South Africa and want to learn or explore new opportunities of providing access to information and extending offline services to Wikipedia and the internet at large.

PS: All interested participants should send an email to the contact detail at the bottom of the page.


SunSquare City Bowl, Wale room

Date & Time

  • Thursday, 19th July 2018 (2nd day of the pre-conference)
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm



  • 9:00 am - 9:20 am - Presentation on TWL and the larger landscape of libraries
  • 9:20 am - 9:30 am - Lightning talks
  • 9:30 am - 10:10 am - Editing Training
  • 10:10 am - 10:30 pm - Coffee Break
  • 10:30 am - 11:20 pm - #1Lib1Ref Editathon
  • 11:20 pm - 12:40 pm - Beginners introduction to Wikidata and showcase of query services
  • 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm - Questions, opportunities and closure
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Lunch Break


Please get in touch with fnartey@wikimedia.org if you have any questions.