Utilizing Wikipedia

While hearing a patron or student say that Wikipedia is their go-to resource may cause many librarians to shudder in dismay, libraries and Wikipedia actually share a common goal - to provide free and open access to information for all. Attendees will learn why Wikipedia is important, the "rules", reliability, and best uses for Wikipedia, and the advantages and disadvantages of using Wikipedia for research.

In this course, we will define what it means to be a digital citizen, followed by deep-dives into the nine elements of digital citizenship. Throughout the discussion we will identify services and programming opportunities that libraries of all types can provide to help promote digital citizenship in their communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Wikipedia and discuss its history
  • Evaluate the reliabilty of Wikipedia
  • Discuss best practices for using Wikipedia
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of using Wikipedia
  • Discuss examples of libraries utilizing Wikipedia

Target Audience:

This course is intended for all library types.

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

Technical Requirements:
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Session Duration:
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.

Instructor:  Megan Bryant - bryant@amigos.org

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 4


October 29 - 30, 2019

7:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482

Amigos Member $ 165.00
Non-member $ 220.00