Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Greenwich Village in the 60s – Saturday, November 2nd

Join the Jefferson Market Library, Wikimedia NYC, and the Metropolitan New York Library Council for an all-day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, November 2nd at the Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village.

The Edit-a-Thon will help complete Wikipedia articles about the history of Greenwich Village, as well as the public art, community gardens, and library branches in the area. Editors will have the opportunity to utilize rare items from the Greenwich Village Collection, which holds over 150 books on the history of New York City.

Wikipedians will be on site to provide basic and advanced training on editing articles and working with images. Questions regarding the use of Wikipedia in classrooms, libraries, archives, and museums all over the world are welcome.

No special Wiki knowledge is required to participate. Just bring your enthusiasm and a love of Greenwich Village!

Event Details
Location: New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Library in the East Village
Address: 425 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Date: Saturday, November 2nd

This event is free and open to the public.

10:00 am: Event Begins, space is open for walk-in participation and conversation all day
10:30 am: Presentation on Wikipedia Editing (1st Session)
1:00 pm: Presentation and on Wikipedia Editing (2nd Session)*
5:00 pm: Event and Library Close

*Please note: these sessions feature identical content, participation in both sessions is not required.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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