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NNLM Wikipedia Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon training

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Are you interested in improving the consumer 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 an edit-a-thon? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine as we add citations to, and improve existing Wikipedia articles on women's health, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources and National Institutes of Health Resources on November 7th. Join this three-part training series in preparation for the all-day virtual edit-a-thon. Participants are encouraged to register even if they can't attend, as all registered participants will receive a recording of the training.

Session 1, October 3: This introductory session will provide an overview on the importance of Wikipedia for librarians, and will outline upcoming training opportunities, as well as give information about the Edit-a-thon. Hosted by Elaina Vitale (MAR) and Ann Glusker (PNR). If you missed the live session, you can now watch the recording on YouTube.

Session 2, October 17: In this session, learn how to be prepared by creating a Wikipedia account, editing articles on medical topics, and getting ready for the event day. Hosted by Alicia Lillich (MCR) and Aimee Gogan (SEA).

Session 3, October 31: The final session will provide a highlight of women's health resources from the National Library of Medicine, including how to identify and evaluate pertinent information resources for possible use during the edit-a-thon. Hosted by Karen Coghlan (NER) and Erin Latta (NDCO).

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Repeats every 2 weeks every Wednesday 3 times.
Oct 3, 2018, Oct 17, 2018, Oct 31, 2018
2:00PM - 2:30PM ET
Karen Coghlan, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Ann Glusker, Research & Data Coordinator
Aimee Gogan, MLIS, AHIP, Data & Evaluation Coordinator
Erin D. Latta, NDCO coordinator
Alicia Lillich, Kansas/Technology Coordinator
Elaina Vitale, MLIS, Academic and Data Services Coordinator
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Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine as we add citations to Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.