4TH JANUARY 2021
The Wikipedia in African Libraries course which is an adaptation of the OCLC Libraries + Wikipedia Better Together curriculum is meant to equip African librarians with the requisite skills to evaluate the quality and reliability of individual articles, edit and create content of local and personal interest on Wikipedia and sister projects with laid down benchmarks for quality and relevance. The course will also assist librarians to better understand how and why Wikipedia is a current resource for dissemination of information as well as a teaching tool that promotes quality education thereby increasing access to knowledge for sustainable development in Africa.
The course is open and free for all African library educators and Librarians in all library types. It is structured in such a way that there is something for everyone irrespective of the library type or library training institution. Participants in Cohort 1 will be trained from 1st February – 24th April, 2021. To register, click the button below;
Please note, the call for the Cohort 1 is open until 14th January, 2021 (12 midnight GMT). Successful applicants will be notified on or before 15th January, 2021.