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Libraries Hosts Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Did you know that less than 10% of the editors of Wikipedia are women?


Ohio University’s Alden Library is set to host an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon that will take place on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Alden Library, room 323. Participants will have the opportunity to create, improve, edit and add content to articles about cisgender and transgender women as well as non-binary folks.

According to Michele Jennings, art librarian and co-organizer of the workshop, hosting this event will allow the Libraries to participate in the international organization Art + Feminism, which has hosted over 800 Wikipedia edit-a-thons and contributed to 33,000 Wikipedia articles since it began in 2014.

“Our goal [and the goal of Art + Feminism] really is two-fold: to not only help rectify the gap in coverage on Wikipedia for cis and transgender women, non-binary folks and feminism and the arts; but to also help raise awareness about this gap,” Jennings explained.

During the event, the Libraries will provide snacks, laptops, tutorials and information on how to edit Wikipedia. There will also be volunteers on hand to provide guidance to those who are new to editing Wikipedia.

For more information, visit https://www.library.ohio.edu/2019/02/libraries-hosts-art-feminism-wikipedia-edit-a-thon/.