Utilizing Wikipedia

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Course Description

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.

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This course is intended for all library types.


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
Homework Expectations

It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Contact Hours: 
Megan Bryant - bryant@amigos.org
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