Monday, November 26, 2012

Who Hearts Libraries?

Well, we all heart libraries, of course. But on Nov. 17 Wikipedia showed some love for the Cambridge Public Library (CPL).

Photo Credit: Alyssa Pacy, Cambridge Public Library
Local archivists, librarians, Wikipedians, and interested community members joined the first Wikipedia Loves Libraries event at the CPL to revel in the joy of editing, Wikipedia style, and in the abundance of references available in the library archives. 

The day started with an introduction to Wikipedia, presented by Sven Manguard, a local Wikipedian, 
Photo Credit: Alyssa Pacy, Cambridge Public Library
followed by a practical instruction on how to edit and create content on Wikipedia with a hands-on tutorial. Close to 35 participants joined the workshops and lively discussion, some from as far away as Cape Cod.

The Friends of the CPL hosted the event, in collaboration with Alyssa Pacy, the Cambridge Room archivist (check out her blog The Cambridge Room), and members of the local Wikipedia community. We plan to make this an annual tradition and hope to see you next year!

There are always great things happening at the library! For more information on how you can get involved with the Friends and help support our Cambridge libraries click here.

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