Presidential Library Gets a ‘Wikipedian in Residence’

What, you say, is a ‘Wikipedian in Residence’? According to Wikipedia it is a “role in which a Wikipedia editor accepts a placement with an institution to facilitate Wikipedia entries related to that institution”.

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, is now the first presidential library in the US to have a “Wikipedian in residence” on its staff. Michael Barera became the nation's first Wikipedian in Residence.

Michael Barera, a master’s student in Michigan’s School of Information, has been selected for the new internship position and charged with increasing and enhancing the library’s presence on Wikipedia.

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2 Responses to Presidential Library Gets a ‘Wikipedian in Residence’

  1. It’s worth noting that the image is actually Dominic McDevitt-Parks, the National Archives and Record Administration’s Wikipedian in Residence since 2010. This is not Michael, who is the Ford Presidential Library’s Wikipedian in Residence announced this week.

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