From Wikimedia District of Columbia
Meeting of the Board of Directors
- Saturday, September 7, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
1666 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
The Board of Directors will meet to conduct its regular business. All Wikimedia DC members and the general public are invited to attend. Learn more »
50 Years in Beltsville: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to Celebrate the National Agriculture Library
- Friday, September 20, 2019
Time: 10 AM – 3:30 PM
- National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705
Join us at the National Agriculture Library to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary in Beltsville and help to improve or create Wikipedia articles about the National Agricultural Library's history, as well as ARS/USDA history.
The National Agricultural Library(NAL), one of the world's largest agricultural research libraries, was established as part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1862, by Abraham Lincoln. The library was originally located at the headquarters building of the USDA until centralization of the library, and it's vast collections outgrew the Washington D.C. space. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized an appropriation which enabled the Library to move and build a new 14-story building on site at the Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Beltsville,MD.
The National Agricultural Library invites Wikipedians of all levels of experience to participate in this edit-a-thon. Topics will include past librarians, USDA research discoveries and developments, the evolution of technology in conjunction with libraries, and highlights of notable research and research contributions represented within the library's special collections and stacks holdings.
During the event individuals will be able to hear from and meet influential historians within the USDA, librarians, and data science experts. They will also have the opportunity to learn more about resources available through ARS and the National Agricultural Library.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.
Photo ID and laptops are required - please bring your own. Training on editing Wikipedia will be provided. Learn more »
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: A Library of Congress Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
- Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 10 AM – 1 PM
- Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room
101 Independence Avenue SE
Join us in the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress on October 5 from 10:00AM-1:00PM to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. During this event, we will improve and create Wikipedia articles related to Hispanic Heritage. This Wikipedia Edit-a-thon includes training for first time editors and lunch.
Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing email@example.com. Learn more »