January 19, 2022

Missouri: Kansas City Public Library Appoints the First Wikipedian-In-Residence at a Public Library in the United States

From a KCUR (Public Radio in Kansas City) Interview:

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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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.