Registration has begun or will begin shortly for classes. We encourage you to consider taking Rod Library's new credit course!
LIB 3159: Creating Wikipedia for the Arts (74957) is an upper-level information literacy class that engage with Wikipedia, the arts, information literacy, and social issues like diversity and representation. The course description reads:
“Find, evaluate, use, and share visual, performing, and applied arts information via Wikipedia. Social, ethical, and intellectual issues tied to the free encyclopedia.”
Offered MWF 10-10:50 a.m., students taking this class can expect to learn:
- How to use Wikipedia well;
- Wikipedia’s “rules”;
- How to edit Wikipedia, including some code;
- How to research using primary and secondary sources;
- The impact of diversity on information in general and Wikipedia in particular.
At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of Wikipedia article contributions and a toolbox of practical and transferable research and writing skills.
In conjunction with the class, Rod Library will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 24. Students in this class will provide training during the Edit-a-thon to help others share their knowledge and expertise about women in the arts on Wikipedia. Even if you can’t take the class, mark your calendar for the Edit-a-thon.