María Cruz

  1. Introducing the Wikimedia Resource Center: A hub that helps volunteers find the resources they need

    Photo via the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science, Flickr Commons.

    To expand Wikimedia communities’ efforts, we need to guarantee open access to resources that support this very important work. The Wikimedia Resource Center is a hub designed in response to this issue: it is a single point of entry for Wikimedians all over the world to access the resources and staff support they need to develop new initiatives, and expand existing ones.... Read more

  2. Coming soon: A global community survey to learn how to best support Wikimedians

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    The new survey, called Community Engagement Insights, is part of the Foundation’s annual plan. It was developed with input from 13 different teams at the Wikimedia Foundation and tested with Wikimedia volunteers. The opinions gathered will directly affect how the Foundation supports Wikimedia communities. ... Read more

  3. A dashboard for Wikimedia programs and events: All of your outcomes in one place

    Photo by Beko, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The dashboard helps manage online and offline programs, including editathons, workshops, and education course, and is being designed to work in any language or Wikimedia project. In the dashboard, Wikimedia program leaders can share program information and training materials, participants can pick up articles to edit and review other’s edits, and everyone can see what participants contributed as... Read more

  4. “The future of information is going to be collaborative”: Jesús Lau

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    A librarian by education, Jesús Lau has worked at five academic libraries in Mexico. As a regular Wikipedia reader, he values it for giving equal access to a comprehensive source of free knowledge. Professionally, he uses Wikipedia to teach information skills to undergraduate and doctoral students at Universidad Veracruzana, a public university in eastern Mexico.... Read more

  5. “Education is crucial for a culture of freedom and success”: Roxana Sordo

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    “As teachers, we are role models for our students, we are agents of change in the digital era. I think it’s fundamental to use new technologies such as Wikipedia in education.”... Read more

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

    Photo by María Cruz and Jason Krüger, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    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

  7. Writing women into Wikipedia with the United Nations: the #HERstory editathons

    Photo by BrillLyle, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    One editor published her first Wikipedia article at a Cairo #HERstory editathon. “I attended without having a clue about what should I do or how to write on Wikipedia,” she said. “I can’t wait to write more.”... Read more

  8. Developing leadership: Learning Days at the 2016 Wikimedia Conference

    Photo by Jason Krüger, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    For the third straight year, the Wikimedia Conference was preceded by pre-conference Learning Days for affiliates that want to improve their skills in community engagement, program design, and evaluation.... Read more

  9. What I Learned: Improving the Armenian Wiktionary with the help of students

    Photo by Beko, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

    “Wikicamps” for Armenian students have expanded with Wiktionary.... Read more

  10. What I Learned: Wiki Photo School in Serbia

    Photo by MILOS ALEKSANDRIC, under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license.