All faculty and staff members and students are invited to
participate in IUP’s fourth annual Interdisciplinary Art+Feminism Wikipedia
Edit-a-thon, an online event, Thursday, October 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00
At last year’s event, 91 editors made 228 edits to 73
articles in Wikipedia, adding more than 12,000 words to help improve
representation of women and the arts across disciplines. In addition,
student-participants got to practice digital literacy skills, collaboration,
and critical thinking. This year’s event will emphasize topics related to
language and literature.
Wikipedia’s gender gap, attributed to the lack of non-male
editors participating in the encyclopedia’s production, is well-documented. A
2011 survey found that less than 10 percent of Wikipedia editors identify as
women, and less than 1 percent as transgender. Only 17 percent of all
biographical articles on Wikipedia focus on women.
This event is a critical response to Wikipedia’s gender gap.
It invites the IUP community to help improve coverage of subjects related to
women’s representation, art, language, literature, and other under-represented
to create a Wikipedia account and participate in Thursday’s Edit-a-thon.
For additional information, contact Matt Vetter at email@example.com.
Stapleton/Stabley Hours for Fall Semester
Sunday: Noon–8:00 p.m.Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Saturday: Closed
Information about virtual library services and student access to computers is available at IUP Libraries During Coronavirus.
Exceptions to normal hours