LA as Subject

Collectively preserving, archiving and sharing the rich history and culture of Los Angeles

Meetings & Events

LAAS Talk Shop- Wikipedia LA

Date: Saturday, March 22
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: USC Doheny Memorial Library, Room 241 (Academy for Polymathic Study Room)
Address:
3550 Trousdale Parkway
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-0185

Contact: Liza Posas, posas@usc.edu

LAAS Talk Shop- Wikipedia LA
Adrianne Wadewitz, post-doctoral fellow at Occidental College and an educational consultant for the Wikimedia Foundation will lead discussions and a working session ignited by her presentation at the previous LAAS General Membership meeting.


With the guidance of Adrianne, all attendees of the “Wiki LA in Action!” Talk Shop will be active participants in developing strategies on how Wikipedians, Wikipedia, and LA as Subject can work together to improve the dissemination of information about Los Angeles as well as raise awareness of, and increase information about, LA as Subject and its member collections. 


By focusing on three specific ways LA as Subject members can contribute to Wikipedia, the following outcomes will be achieved by the end of the event:


1) A guide or plan on how LAAS members can contribute images to Wikipedia
2) Develop a Special Libraries and Archives Tour Series for local Wikipedians
3) Create a list of “LA-cenrtic” subjects for a future series of “LAAS Wiki Edit-a-Thons”

The Talk Shop is free and exclusive to LA as Subject members. Please RSVP by Monday, March 17 to posas@usc.edu