Alex Stinson

  1. Using librarianship to create a more equitable internet: LGBTQ+ advocacy as a wiki-librarian

    An interview with wiki-librarian and Wikimedia LGBTQ+ organizer Rachel Wexelbaum, discussing the role of librarians for bringing greater diversity to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.... Read more

  2. In Cote d’Ivoire, partnering with libraries provides opportunities

    Local volunteers from Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d’Ivoire are partnering with librarians to create an active and vibrant community.... Read more

  3. Celebrate Wikipedia’s birthday by joining your local library in the #1Lib1Ref campaign

    The annual #1lib1ref campaign asks librarians to add a citation to a reliable source to Wikipedia—and it’s easy to get involved.... Read more

  4. How do memory institutions use Wikipedia and Wikidata in their collection catalogues?

    Connecting collections with Wikidata makes them more useful for everyone.... Read more

  5. What can we glean from OCLC’s experience with library staff learning Wikipedia?

    An exploration of the intersection between Wikipedia and public libraries in the United States.... Read more

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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