The Chemical Heritage Foundation—a non-profit repository in Philadelphia, USA with collections relating to the history and heritage of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences and technologies—put out a job posting this month for a Wikipedian in Residence. The Wikipedian in Residence will work as a community coordinator and strengthen the relationship between CHF and the Wikipedian community through a range of activities, similar to past GLAM-Wiki residencies. This is a full-time, temporary position with a small stipend with an immediate opening.
The Wikipedian in Residence's potential activities includes organizing on-site events for the local Wikipedian community, adding digital content from CHF's holdings to Wikimedia Commons and Wikisource, encouraging increased content or quality of Wikipedia articles using CHF resources, teaching Wikipedia skills to the CHF staff or researcher community, and documenting their experiences in blogs, social media, or elsewhere. As of April 6, applicants are still being sought.
On March 23–24, twenty U.S. GLAM professionals met at U.C. Berkeley for the US OpenGLAM Launch to learn about and become evangelists for openness in the cultural sector. The event was the led by Sarah Stierch, former US OpenGLAM Coordinator, and was sponsored by the OCLC, the Open Knowledge Foundation, and the University of California, Berkeley School of Information. For more, see the recap blog post by Ed Rodley.