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3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

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Friday, August 11 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
WikiLeaks: Using Wikipedia to Promote Diversity

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"WikiLeaks: Using Wikipedia to Promote Diversity,"

Incorporation of technology in education can be seen through the many methods of instruction that are taking place in today’s classrooms.  The idea of using technology for the students’ benefit is one that students hear but often interpret to mean “use technology to educate yourself,” however, rarely are students encouraged to use technology to help educate others. This panel will feature three archivists presenting ways that we have incorporated crowd sourcing and the presence of web 2.0 tools and technologies to increase awareness of minority collections and engage underrepresented contributors and students on social platforms such as Wikipedia.

In conjunction with the theme “Cultural Keeper X: Beyond Library Walls: Innovative Ways to Engage Our Communities,”  this panel aims to share ways in which repositories have engaged students, faculty and the overall public by hosting Wikipedia edit-a-thons and/or incorporating web 2.0 initiatives into curriculum. The  three panelists will highlight how the incorporation for these tools have aided in increasing awareness for hidden/underrepresented communities, encouraged diversity within the web platform - in both the collections being edited and the editing contributor - and lastly the collaboration amongst other information professionals that is needed to ensure these events are successful. 


Curtis Small, Jr.

Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Delaware Library
Coordinator of Public Services for the Special Collections department of University of Delaware Library. A project member of Colored Conventions, a digital humanities project based at University of Delaware..
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Tiffany Atwater Lee

Public Services Archivist, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
A native of Jonesboro, Georgia, Tiffany Atwater Lee attended South Carolina State University where she received her bachelors of Arts degree in History in 2012, and a Master’s in Archival Studies from Clayton State University in 2015. Currently, she serves as the Public Service... Read More →
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Greta Suiter

Collections Archivist, MIT
I'm a Collections Archivist passionate about access, discovery, description, and processing. I'm usually appraising, describing, and making available to researchers archival collections related to MIT departments, labs, offices, and faculty. I've been at MIT since 2014, the same... Read More →

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