Saturday, March 1st
Harlem, neighboring uptown residents, and the general public are invited to an upcoming Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Saturday March 1st, at the main Harlem library, on West 124th Street (between Lenox and 5th Ave.). If you’ve ever thought about editing Wikipedia articles or adding your own photos and images but never knew how, experts will be on hand to walk residents through the entire process.
The Harlem Edit-a-Thon will start at 10 a.m. and will continue through 2 p.m. During the hands-on event a range of issues about Wikipedia will be covered, including: how to set up a user account, basic and advanced editing of Wikipedia articles,
uploading and posting photos and images, reading “Talk” pages and understanding references. We’ll also show attendees how to conduct research and answer questions regarding the use of Wikipedia in the classroom.
Please bring your own laptop or touchpad computer to participate. We will have a few workstations for residents but extra computers will not be provided.
No special knowledge is required to participate. Just bring your enthusiasm and a love of Harlem!
History doesn’t write itself – adding to the world’s largest encyclopedia is a great way to share your knowledge of Harlem and its amazing history with people around the world.
Date: Saturday March 1st
Location: NYPL Harlem Library in Mount Morris Park,
9 W 124th St
Find us at: The Library Group Training Room 3rd floor
Who Should Attend: Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend!
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