By Mpande (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons]
By Mpande (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

Wikipedia Loves Libraries is a general initiative for improved Wikimedia engagement with libraries and library users.

What is Wikipedia?

Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.

Join us for these Wikipedia-related events during the month of November to celebrate open access, collaboration, and improved scholarship.

Reading and Using Wikipedia

Wednesday, November 7th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

You’ve heard about it from teachers: don’t cite Wikipedia! But did you know it’s almost as accurate as Encyclopedia Britannica? In this class we’ll discuss searching for Wikipedia articles, interesting entries, and how to use this free, web-based, crowd-sourced resource in your research for work or for fun. Email Erin to enroll.

Writing for Wikipedia

Thursday, November 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wikipedia is a free, web-based, crowd-sourced, collaborative encyclopedia project that relies on editors who keep articles up-to-date for free. In this class, we’ll learn how to set up our own Wikipedia accounts and edit articles in preparation for our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on November November 17. Email Erin to enroll.

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Saturday, November 17th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us in our tech center to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to Darien. Drop-in for an hour or two or stay for the entire day! We'll have a reference librarian on hand and pertinent resources from our local history collection available for users.

Documentary Screening: Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia

Wednesday, November 21 at 1:30 p.m.

After viewing this film, you will never look at Wikipedia the same way. The filmmakers engagingly explore the history and cultural implications of one of the most referenced sites on the Web. (2010); Documentary feature starring Jimmy Wales, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Susan Jacoby, Andrew Keen; Rated PG; 85 minutes.