Publishers Weekly: “Four Questions with Author, Librarian, and Wikipedian Merrilee Proffitt”
Merrilee will be speaking at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans!
Saturday, June 23, 2018
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM at the OCLC Booth 2931
Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together
Sunday, June 24, 2018
10:30 AM -11:15 AM
Details: Leveraging Wikipedia to Help Enrich And Improve Library Practices
In her new book, Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge (ALA Editions) Merrilee Proffitt, a Senior Program Officer at OCLC and author of the new book, looks at how librarians today are connecting with Wikipedia.
Read the Complete Interview
More Merrilee!!! More Wikipedia and Libraries!
- Interview: Librarians Who Wikipedia: Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC and Wikilibrarian (2018; via WebJunction)
- Interview: Merrilee Proffitt on Collaboration Between Wikipedia And Cultural Heritage Institutions (2018; via ALA Editions)
- Info/Materials from Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together Project (via WebJunction) ||| Training Materals
- Seattle-Based Project to Make Librarians Wikipedia Stars Wins $250K in Knight News Challenge (2016; via GeekWire
- How Wikipedia Works, the Anatomy of an Editathon (via 2014; via HangingTogether)
- Wikipedia Library Project Website
2013 CNI Presentation
CNI: Wikipedia and Libraries: What’s the Connection? from CNI Vimeo Video Channel on Vimeo.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.