Emory Libraries host Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon events

On Tuesday night, March 21, during Social Justice Week and Women’s History Month, the Woodruff Library hosted its second annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thonArt + Feminism is a worldwide campaign that aims to improve coverage of women and the arts in Wikipedia and to empower new editors.

During Tuesday’s Edit-a-thon, the Woodruff Library’s resident Wikipedian, Jenn Young, provided training in Wikipedia editing and Kim Collins, art history librarian and RES team leader, Katie Rawson, English librarian, and Jennifer Elder, women’s, gender, & sexuality studies librarian, offered additional support to attendees. Fourteen editors munched on pizza while they participated in the successful event, which produced six new articles and 18 article edits.

At Oxford College on March 16, Courtney Baron, teaching and learning librarian, collaborated with ReVision, a feminist student group, to lead a productive Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon that involved nine editors and contributed five articles and 11 edits. Courtney also created a research guide to share information about the Oxford College Wikipedia Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon.

Through the combined events, 23 editors created 11 articles and made 29 edits for the cause of Art + Feminism in Wikipedia. We would like to thank everyone who participated and look forward to hosting more of these events in the future.

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