The U of T Libraries has hired Alex Jung, an MA candidate in the Department of Political Science, to be its first Wikipedian in Residence for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Wikipedia is often the starting point for research and is used to discover a variety of information sources. The Wikipedian in Residence will support the research and learning of the U of T community and beyond by improving the discovery and access of high quality unique online open access primary source resources and collections like digitized rare books, web archives, and art.
The Wikipedian in Residence, will participate in a range of activities, such as researching collections and articles to be shared with the Wikipedia community; adding content to the Wikimedia Commons and Wikisource sites from U of T Libraries' special collections; implementing new strategies to improve U of T Libraries' Wikipedia presence, and promoting participation in new or existing WikiProjects related to the holdings of the U of T Libraries. The Wikipedian in Residence may also organize special events, such as editing challenge days or training workshops.
If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact Communications Librarian Jesse Carliner.