Native American Heritage Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Date: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Meriam Library 226

 

 

Celebrate Indigenous Sovereignty

During Mondays in November Native American Heritage Month, Meriam Library will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.

Wikipedia is a reference tool everybody uses and anybody can edit. However, articles on Wikipedia are skewed by a lack of diversity in editors. Meriam Library is going to do our part to counter systemic bias and improve Wikipedia. We will gather every week to update pages about Native American history, language, culture, politics, economics, sovereignty and other related topics.

This is a gathering for anyone: seasoned contributors and newbies who want to learn. Anyone can contribute, no Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers as needed. Reference materials and computers will be available for use.

 

If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, you can create a user profile and get a head start with this training module. If you can, please familiarize yourself with the WikiProject Countering systemic bias; please refer to Wikipedia: Five pillars and familiarize yourself with the guidelines related to behavior, content, and editing.

Or! Just show up and we can help get you started!

Register to join us and for more information contact sbaldivia@csuchico.edu