Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM

Learn about Wikipedia in a self-paced, online class over four weeks. It consists of 4 online modules which include activities such as discussion forums, readings and tutorials where you will gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles on Wikipedia for yourself or your patrons, with a specific focus on health and medical topics. For public and academic librarians and other information workers with an interest in improving the quality of health information on Wikipedia. 

Objectives

As a result of participating, you will be able to

  • Understand the history, organization, guidelines, and editorial processes of Wikipedia, and apply this knowledge to library work
  • Confidently evaluate the reliability of health and medical articles found in Wikipedia
  • Identify the reliable sources guidelines and article standards for health-related content
  • Edit citations and know where to go for editing help outside the boundaries of the course
  • Engage and empower your community members to build information literacy skills and to access authoritative information on health-related topics
Class Length

8 hours over four weeks.

Class Owner(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Instructor(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Continuing Education

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1.

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 2.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 8 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available upon completion of class assignments, including course evaluation. This course qualifies for CHIS Levels 1 and 2. 

CHIS Competencies

C3. Knowledge of Subject Matter and Resources

C4. Evaluation of Health Information

C6. Literacy and Health Literacy

C7. Technology and Health  

Classes

Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM (Oct-Nov 2022) Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles, with a specific focus on health and medical topics in a self-paced, online class over four weeks. Expect to spend about 2 hours a week exploring through discussion forums, readings, tutorials, and learn about the #CiteNLM Wikipedia edit-a-thon and the free resources, programming and training that NNLM offers to libraries. 8.00 CHIS Level 1, CHIS Level 2 On
Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles, with a specific focus on health and medical topics in a self-paced, online class over four weeks. Expect to spend about 2 hours a week exploring through discussion forums, readings, tutorials, and learn about the #CiteNLM Wikipedia edit-a-thon and the free resources, programming and training that NNLM offers to libraries. 8.00 CHIS Level 1, CHIS Level 2 On