FRIDAY: Queens Open History #Wikipedia #Editathon @QueensLibrary #Queens #NYC

Wikimedia NYCOn Friday, December 6th the Queens Library, Wikimedia NYC, and the Metropolitan New York Library Council will host an all-day Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon and public training event  at the Queens Library Central Branch. The event will be focused on Queens History, Queens historical figures, the Queens Library System, and the special topics covered in the Queens Archives.

Folders full of research and information about special topics in the Queens Library Archives will be available to make it easy to get started writing and editing Wikipedia articles about Queens and Wikipedians will be on site to provide basic and advanced training on editing articles and working with images.

Formal Training Presentations: 10:30-11:30am, 2:00-3:00pm (but informal hands-on help will be available all day!). You are encouraged to drop by at any time! Please join the Wikimedia NYC Meetup group.

What: Queens Open History Wikipedia Editathon
Where: 1st Floor Cyber Center Training Room, Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Queens, NY 11432 ‎(map)
When: Friday December 6, 10am – 7pm
Sign up:
Wikimedia NYC info page:
Twitter: @QueensLibrary | #editathon