OpenUCLA #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – Wednesday, 11/20 from 10am-2pm

By IS Lab November 15, 2019

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

YRL – Main Conference Room

OpenUCLA, a Centennial Initiative, will host the Fall 2019 #citeNLM Wikipedia edit-a-thon focused on Mental Health, held in conjunction with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region. Learn how to adjust and develop Wikipedia articles with scholarship from the UCLA Library, as part of OpenUCLA’s goal to create a better future by removing barriers to research and scholarship.

We will have guest speakers including:

  • Dr. Robert Bilder, Tennenbaum Family Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Chief of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. He also directs the MindWell Pod within UCLA’s Healthy Campus Initiative to concentrate on how we can support resilience, well-being and creative achievement at UCLA and beyond.
  • Dr. Amin Azzam, clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. Dr. Azzam has done extensive work with using Wikipedia to promote Medical Education.
  • Aimee Gogan, Librarian, Office of Engagement and Training from the National Library of Medicine.
  • Amanda Wilson, Chief, Office of Engagement and Training from the National Library of Medicine.

Stay for one of two back-to-back 2-hour sessions, or the whole time!

A light lunch will be provided. Participants are asked to bring a laptop to this event.

Please create a Wikipedia account if possible before the event and RSVP to secure a spot at either session!