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LIB 3159: Creating Wikipedia for the Arts (74957) Registration

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
Rod Library, West 27th Street,Cedar Falls, IA, United States

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.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UNI-sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Susan Basye, Rod Library, at 319/273-2737 or susan.basye@uni.edu at least one week prior to the event.

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