6 JULY 2020
Do you have the passion to help African professionals learn how to enlarge the presence of African voices in online spaces? Can you train information professionals to become active digital citizens in collaborative open spaces? Do you understand the aims and ethos of Wikipedia? Do you have deep hands-on experience with Wikipedia editing and Wikimedia communities? Can you facilitate online training on Moodle platform for large groups? Do you have experience in training, communicating or holding other activities for African libraries?
The African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) has been leading African librarians and information professionals to ask questions about whose values, whose stories and whose knowledge is portrayed in online content. This has become critical as more interactions and learning move onto those platforms and spaces. Wikimedia Foundation has provided AfLIA with a grant for the training of librarians and information professionals using the OCLC’s Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together curriculum as a take-off point.
The Wikipedian in Residence position will be for one year. The person will work closely with a curriculum development expert who will be retained for a period of 3 months to adapt the OCLC curriculum, make it responsive to the educational milieu and learning needs of African librarians and run the training course.
If you think you are a perfect fit for the Wikipedian in Residence for Wikipedia/AfLIA project for African Librarians please send your application – Application for AfLIA’s Wikipedian in Residence – and detailed curriculum vitae including the phone contacts of three references via email to;
The Executive Director,
INSTI Building CSIR HQ,
P. O. Box BC 38,
On or before 19th July, 2020