OCLC Research Seeks Wikipedian in Residence

This is a paid, three-month position in our San Mateo, California office that will begin in May or June 2012.

A Wikipedian in Residence, as defined by Wikipedia, is a "Wikipedia editor [who] accepts a placement with an institution to facilitate Wikipedia entries related to that institution." These positions are associated with Wikipedia's GLAM WikiProject (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) initiative, which focuses on improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the cultural sector.

Following in the footsteps of such institutions as the Smithsonian Archives of American Art and the National Archives and Records Administration, OCLC Research is hiring a Wikipedian in Residence to work as a community coordinator and strengthen the relationship between OCLC, library stakeholders, and the Wikipedia community through a range of activities, including working with OCLC staff and libraries to help foster a broader understanding of Wikipedia's practices.

For more information about this position, read Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt's "Wanted: A Resident Wikipedian" HangingTogether blog post. To view the job description or to apply, see the Research Assistant, Wikipedian in Residence job posting.

More Information

Read Merrilee Proffitt's HangingTogether blog post about the position,
"Wanted: A Resident Wikipedian"

View the Research Assistant, Wikipedian in Residence job posting
for more information or to apply

For more information:

Merrilee Proffitt
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research