The Emory Libraries Wikipedia Group was awarded an Innovation Grant to complete scholarly Wikipedia projects and build a relationship between Emory and the Wikipedia community. You can read about the grant-funded activities here.
Jenn Sutcliffe (Educational Analyst, Teaching & Learning Technologies) and members of the Emory Libraries Wikipedia Group (Courtney Baron, Kim Collins, and Jennifer Elder) received the Libraries Innovation Grant in 2018 for their proposal, “A Wikipedian-in-Residence: Empowering Emory to Engage with the World’s Most Popular Reference Work."
We are privileged to have the support of our special collections partners as well as the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship and the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence. Through these initiatives, the Emory Libraries Wikipedia Group aims to bring awareness to the Emory community of the various ways that academia and Wikipedia are intertwined and how we can be partners in learning and information-sharing. Faculty will learn new pedagogical approaches, students will have opportunities to exercise their research and writing skills, and Emory Libraries will make its special collections contents more accessible.