Missouri: Kansas City Public Library Appoints the First Wikipedian-In-Residence at a Public Library in the United States
Miranda Pratt is taking up the mantel of Wikipedian-In-Residence for the Kanas City Public Library.
Pratt’s position within the library is that of an advocate — tasked with increasing engagement and understanding in Kansas City surrounding the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia.org.
Although the Kansas City Public Library calls this position the “the first Wikipedian-In-Residence appointed by a public library in the United States,” there are other institutions that house similar positions.
The Wikimedian-In-Residence Exchange Network connects Wikipedians from different organizations for professional networking and information-sharing.
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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.