Alex Stinson

  1. Becoming a National Wikimedian: Jason Evans and the National Library of Wales

    Alex Stinson, Strategist at the Wikimedia Foundation, talks with Jason Evans about becoming Wales’ National Wikimedian, and where he sees the future of Wikipedia in the region. ... Read more

  2. The first week’s highlights from #1lib1ref

    We are just over a week into the second annual #1lib1ref campaign, where we “imagine a world where every librarian adds one more reference to Wikipedia.”... Read more

  3. Librarians offer the gift of a footnote to celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday: Join #1lib1ref 2017

    Making sure that the public, our patrons, reach the best sources of information is at the heart of the Wikipedia community’s ideals.... Read more

  4. We need your input: building a shared vision for leadership development in the Wikimedia movement

    Sometimes the simplest of actions can create unexpected change in the world. In the Wikimedia universe, many contributors have to “be bold” and step up to the challenge of guiding projects and activities to success. What do we understand as leadership in our movement? How can we better support its development? Join the leadership consultation and share your ideas.... Read more

  5. Engaging the world’s libraries with Wikipedia—what are the opportunities?

    Do library patrons get the best information for the topic they are looking for? Do they have the skills needed to use Wikipedia as part of a research process that helps with learning and advancement of human society?... Read more

  6. Why you should be paying attention to Wikidata and GLAM

    As a collaborative project, Wikidata is looking for more partners to fill in data gaps. Every one of the initiatives listed above needs help matching data from important collections to existing Wikidata entries, or help for the Connected Open Heritage community in prioritizing the next source of cultural data to target and improve.... Read more

  7. Engaging librarians (and others) through social technologies: A #1lib1ref think-piece

    This campaign was more than an outreach effort: it helped us to explore new technologies that facilitate diverse communities to participate in Wikipedia. To support a clear call to action for librarians, we incorporated three social technologies to grow the campaign: social media, hashtags (both inside and outside of Wikipedia), and microcontributions. Together they helped us share an inviting and... Read more

  8. Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz

    “Men can be a champion for women. I know that, for example, a lot of feminists have said ‘no they can’t,’ that that’s not a good thing, that actually women should be the people championing women’s own causes. But I don’t think that there should be such a division. There should be people arguing for women, right, not just women arguing for women and men arguing for men... Read more

  9. Growing hashtags: Expanding outreach on Wikipedia

    Hashtags have come to Wikipedia edits with this new search tool. Read on to see how it affects Wikipedia outreach efforts around the world.... Read more

  10. Updated: the story of Wikipedia and libraries is being rewritten around the world this week with #1Lib1Ref

    The libraries community has a huge number of opportunities to help solve gaps on Wikipedia.... Read more