Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wikipedian-in-Residence - Open House TODAY 4-5:30p

Please encourage students to attend this Open House.  It is an excellent opportunity for a professional work experience that will benefit Puget Sound students and faculty and provide valuable skills to a student interested in research, open Internet resources, and our Puget Sound Collections.

This year the fellowship is for a Wikipedian-in-Residence.  This is an exciting opportunity for one of our students to dig through Archives & Special Collections material to write and edit Wikipedia articles about our holdings and link our collections to relevant Wikipedia articles.  Many museums and libraries around the country have explored similar projects with a significant increase in online and physical usage for their archival and special collections material.  We hope that this student will also organize a few public events around using our resources and becoming a Wikipedian.

Below is a flyer about our open house and here is link to the website.  Please feel free to share this with faculty and students.  

Come learn more about this year’s project and
explore the collections at our Open House! 

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Collins Library Room 211

Through Wikipedia's GLAM-Wiki project the Wikipedian in Residence will increase access to
the Archives & Special Collections holdings and services while strengthening the relationship
between the Archives & Special Collections and the Wikipedia community.

March 10, 2014 – Application Due.       April 8, 2014 – Awards announced.
A stipend of $3,250 will be provided, based on 350 hours completed over the course of the summer

For more information contact Katie Henningsen at