Summer opportunity: Wikipedian in Residence

Here is a new summer research opportunity on campus…  the project for the summer is to be the archives wikipedian.  It sounds like a great opportunity!

Summer Fellowship in Archives and Special Collections


The Archives & Special Collections maintains the University of Puget Sound’s rare books, artists’ books, and manuscripts, as well as materials documenting the university and its history. The Summer Fellowship in Archives & Special Collections Grant was established in 2012 to promote student research, scholarship, and creativity through the use of primary sources.  The Summer Fellowship will provide students with an opportunity to work with primary sources and assist in making these materials available for future study and research.

2014 Project: Wikipedian in Residence

Through Wikipedia’s GLAM-Wiki project (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) the Wikipedian in Residence will increase access to the Archives & Special Collections holdings and services while strengthening the relationship between the Archives & Special Collections and the Wikipedia community.  Adhering to archival and Wikipedia best practices, the Wikipedian in Residence will: promote new or existing Wiki projects related to the University’s holdings; work with staff to digitize, compile, and organize resources that can be shared with the Wikipedia community; and advise staff on Wikipedia best practices.

February 12, 2014 – Optional Archives & Special Collections Open House.  Meet the Librarians, look over the collections and discuss the summer research projects.  Stop by anytime between 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

March 10, 2014 – Application Due.

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