McDevitt and Woods Present Edit-a-thon Poster at American Libraries Association Conference

Posted on 6/29/2018 9:05:38 AM

Theresa McDevitt and Elin Woods with their poster at the 2018 American Libraries Association conference Theresa McDevitt and Elin Woods, IUP faculty librarians, presented a poster at the 2018 American Libraries Association conference recently held in New Orleans.

The poster, titled “We Mind the Gap: Build Community, Empower Female Editors, and Address the Wikipedia Gender Gap through a Women’s History Month Edit-a-thon,” was based on IUP's second annual Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon held on March 7, 2018. During the event, 76 participants made 429 edits to 29 articles in Wikipedia in order to improve the representation of women and the arts across multi-disciplines. The IUP Libraries played an important role in providing research help to the participants.