AfLIA Wikipedia in African Libraries report
Wrap up of the Wikipedia in African Libraries project pilot cohort
After a call for participants to enrol for the pilot cohort, a total of 60 were selected and we managed to commence our live sessions on 16th November (Orientation) and thereafter 4 live sessions delivered weekly between 24th November to 16th December on Zoom and the Moodle platform.
Note that the course content and curriculum were an adaptation of the OCLC curriculum. With the help of experienced Wikipedians who are also active librarians on the African continent, we were able to address the fundamentals of Wikipedia in sessions such as Wikipedia for you, your library, and your community as well as Evaluating Wikipedia with a critical eye. The practical part and editing was addressed under "Contribute to the Wikipedia body of knowledge" while community engagement and involvement were dealt with under "Wikipedia empowers your community".
You can access more of the work done and delivered by visiting the project's meta page.
We have a number of programs under the project coming up in 2021 and we will keep you posted, happy holidays...
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