[Wikimedia-l] Welcoming Lucy Crompton-Reid as new CEO of Wikimedia UK

2015-07-13 Thread Michael Maggs

Dear all

I am very pleased to be able to announce today that Wikimedia UK has 
been been fortunate enough to secure as our new CEO Lucy Crompton-Reid, 
currently Director of the national live literature charity Apples and 
Snakes. Lucy brings extensive experience in volunteer engagement, 
organisational development, working with strategic partners, media, 
education, and securing external fundraising from trusts and foundations.


Over the course of her career Lucy has worked in both the charitable and 
public sectors, including most recently Head of Outreach at the House of 
Lords where she was strategic and operational lead for education and 
outreach activities. Before that, she worked at Arts Council England, 
initially developing strategic partnerships before setting up a new area 
office with local government and schools partnerships. As Refugee Week 
National Co-ordinator for the British Refugee Council, Lucy chaired the 
UK steering group of NGOs and charities, led on media activities, and 
facilitated hundreds of volunteer cultural events each year. Lucy is 
passionate about education and learning and is deeply committed to 
ensuring open access to knowledge and information.


Lucy will be joining us in early October. In the meantime, our interim 
CEO, D'Arcy Myers, will remain in post and will be working with Lucy to 
ensure a smooth handover.


Please join me in offering Lucy a very warm welcome.

Lucy says

/I'm delighted to be joining Wikimedia UK this October as the charity's 
new Chief Executive, and look forward to working with the staff team, 
board and volunteer community -- as well as national and international 
partners -- to develop the work of the organisation. This is a 
significant time for Wikimedia and for the open knowledge sector more 
broadly, with the potential to create unparalleled access to educational 
content, coupled with threats to limit public access to information and 
knowledge. With nearly 18 years' experience in the arts, charitable and 
public sectors, I'm passionate about participation, and excited about 
the opportunity to facilitate greater public engagement with online 
content and information through Wikipedia and its sister projects, and 
other Wikimedia UK initiatives./




Michael Maggs

Chair, Wikimedia UK


[The Wiki version of this announcement can be found here: 
https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Engine_room#Welcoming_Lucy_Crompton-Reid_as_CEO]


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[Wikimedia-l] Find Community Engagement sessions at Wikimania 2015!

2015-07-13 Thread Maria Cruz
Hi all!
As Wikimanía México is just around the corner, I wanted to share with you
all an overview of sessions hosted by Community Engagement department at
WMF.

There are hacks, workshops, panels, presentations and discussions covering
a range of topics! We will be happy to have you join us in them =)

I hope this breakdown is clear and not too confusing.

*Thursday (Hackathon)*
* *Visual Editor Translathon. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T91108 16
hs, Workplace 1 (Don Américo). Hosted by Erica Litrenta and Benoît
Evellin. *

*Friday*
* *Engaging Wikipedia's Natural Ally: How to unlock and amplify the access,
knowledge, skills and resources of University and Research Libraries.
https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Engaging_Wikipedia%27s_Natural_Ally:_How_to_unlock_and_amplify_the_access,_knowledge,_skills_and_resources_of_University_and_Research_Libraries
11:30
- 12 hs. Presentation and discussion hosted by Alex Stinson.* The
presentation will focus on experimental Wikipedia Library programs and
tools growing out of these conversations that are focused on university and
other research libraries. The discussion will seek to answer: How effective
are our reference materials for our readers? Can readers really leverage
higher quality scholarly references to help further their research?

* *It's (Not) all about the money: The Funds Dissemination Committee
Unveiled.
https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Funding_the_movement%27s_dreams:_How_FDC_works_and_help_build_strong_organizations
17 - 17:30 hs. Presentation with panel, hosted by Matanya Moses (FDC
member)  Katy Love (FDC staff member)  Dariusz Jemielniak (FDC
member). * Come
meet this unique group of community members, understand their process and
learn about how they make decisions. Hear their reflections on the past
year overseeing the Annual Plan Grants.

*Saturday*
* *Engaging with Community Engagement.
https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Engaging_with_Community_Engagement
9 - 10 hs. Panel hosted by Luis Villa.* Come meet some of the key members
of this new team and ask them questions about the new group and where it is
headed.

* *IdeLab workshop: Making ideas into action.
https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/IdeaLab_Workshop:_Making_Ideas_into_Action11
- 12:30 hs. Workshop hosted by Siko Bouterse, Jonathan Morgan and Marti
Johnson. * Have an idea for a project to improve Wikimedia? Want feedback
or help obtaining funding to turn your idea into action? Bring your ideas
and  and let’s turn ideas into actionable projects together!

* *GLAM Learning Circle.
https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/GLAM_Learning_Circle
14 - 15:30 hs. Panel Hosted by Jaime Anstee and María Cruz.* A follow-up to
learning circles facilitated at GLAM Wiki Conference in the Hague and next
step in the learning journey to capture best practices and lessons learned
in GLAM-wiki partnering.

* *Free as in Free: Strategies for advancing open access on Wikipedia.
https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Free_as_in_Free:_Strategies_for_Advancing_Open_Access_on_Wikipedia
15 - 15:30 hs. Panel presentation and discussion hosted by Nick Shockey and
Jake Orlowitz.* Highlighted topics include: importance of the accessibility
of sources on Wikipedia, the parallels between the mission of Wikipedia and
the OA movement, update on the global state of the Open Access movement.

*Sunday*
* *Do you feel heard? Community Liaisons Roundtable.
https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Do_you_feel_heard%3F_A_Community_Liaisons_Roundtable
9 - 10 hs. Discussion hosted by Comunity Liaisons Team.* Do you feel
included in the product development process? Is collaboration productive,
informative, and respectful when it comes to building products and
features? This roundtable will look at what works and what doesn't work
around product development

* *Voluntary disclosure: Balancing privacy and protection.
https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Voluntary_Disclosure:_Balancing_privacy_and_protection
9 - 9:30 hs. Presentation hosted by James Alexander.* Among other key
topics, this presentation will address: a quick overview of what we
consider personal information and how we protect it from normal demands, an
explanation of occasions where we will give information out proactively or
without a court order including threats of harm to self or others.

* *Going Global: Creating and growing a Wikipedia Library Branch in your
own language.
https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Going_Global:_Creating_and_Growing_a_Wikipedia_Library_Branch_in_Your_Own_Language
11 - 11:30. Presentation hosted by Patrick Earley and Jake Orlowitz. *This
presentation will show how the Wikipedia Library works on English Wikipedia
and explore the knowledge and tools available for building new branches. It
will showcase, among other findings, a discovery survey for existing
resources, projects, and 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcoming Lucy Crompton-Reid as new CEO of Wikimedia UK

2015-07-13 Thread Pine W
Thanks for this announcement, Michael.

Lucy, welcome. I look forward to occasional collaborations with you  across
the Atlantic.

Regards,

Pine
Executive Director
Cascadia Wikimedians User Group
(Oregon, Washington State and British Columbia)
 On Jul 13, 2015 10:44 AM, Michael Maggs mich...@maggs.name wrote:

 Dear all

 I am very pleased to be able to announce today that Wikimedia UK has been
 been fortunate enough to secure as our new CEO Lucy Crompton-Reid,
 currently Director of the national live literature charity Apples and
 Snakes. Lucy brings extensive experience in volunteer engagement,
 organisational development, working with strategic partners, media,
 education, and securing external fundraising from trusts and foundations.

 Over the course of her career Lucy has worked in both the charitable and
 public sectors, including most recently Head of Outreach at the House of
 Lords where she was strategic and operational lead for education and
 outreach activities. Before that, she worked at Arts Council England,
 initially developing strategic partnerships before setting up a new area
 office with local government and schools partnerships. As Refugee Week
 National Co-ordinator for the British Refugee Council, Lucy chaired the UK
 steering group of NGOs and charities, led on media activities, and
 facilitated hundreds of volunteer cultural events each year. Lucy is
 passionate about education and learning and is deeply committed to ensuring
 open access to knowledge and information.

 Lucy will be joining us in early October. In the meantime, our interim
 CEO, D'Arcy Myers, will remain in post and will be working with Lucy to
 ensure a smooth handover.

 Please join me in offering Lucy a very warm welcome.

 Lucy says

 /I'm delighted to be joining Wikimedia UK this October as the charity's
 new Chief Executive, and look forward to working with the staff team, board
 and volunteer community -- as well as national and international partners
 -- to develop the work of the organisation. This is a significant time for
 Wikimedia and for the open knowledge sector more broadly, with the
 potential to create unparalleled access to educational content, coupled
 with threats to limit public access to information and knowledge. With
 nearly 18 years' experience in the arts, charitable and public sectors, I'm
 passionate about participation, and excited about the opportunity to
 facilitate greater public engagement with online content and information
 through Wikipedia and its sister projects, and other Wikimedia UK
 initiatives./

 

 Michael Maggs

 Chair, Wikimedia UK


 [The Wiki version of this announcement can be found here:
 https://wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Engine_room#Welcoming_Lucy_Crompton-Reid_as_CEO
 ]

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[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] The Signpost -- Volume 11, Issue 27 -- 08 July 2015

2015-07-13 Thread Wikipedia Signpost
Editorial: So you want to get your message out. Where do you turn?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-07-08/Editorial

News and notes: Wikimedia Foundation annual plan released, news in brief
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-07-08/News_and_notes

In the media: Wikimania warning; Wikipedia mystery easily solved
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-07-08/In_the_media

Traffic report: The Empire lobs back
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-07-08/Traffic_report

Featured content: Pyrénées, Playmates, parliament and a prison...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-07-08/Featured_content

Technology report: Tech news in brief
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-07-08/Technology_report


Single page view
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/Single/2015-07-08

PDF version
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-07-08


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[Wikimedia-l] 5 New Visiting Scholars Positions Open (now under Wiki Ed)

2015-07-13 Thread Jake Orlowitz
The Wikipedia Library https://enwp.org/wiki/WP:TWL is pleased to announce
five new Wikipedia Visiting Scholars
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:VS positions
with US and Canadian universities and research organizations as part of an
program expansion.

Visiting Scholars are remote, unpaid Wikipedia editors who become
affiliated with top research libraries. They receive full access to the
partner library’s e-resources to expand topics of institutional interest
which also need development on Wikipedia. This marks the second successful
round of institutions participating in the program
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/03/17/wikipedia-research-library/.

These new positions will be coordinated and managed by the Wikipedia
Library’s movement partner, the Wiki Education Foundation
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Education_Foundation (Wiki Ed). Wiki
Ed will process applications, connect to schools, and drive the growth of
the program in the North American region. They are in an excellent position
to help expand Visiting Scholars because of their extensive existing
connections to universities and desire to support Wikipedia’s best content
creators.

We invite Wikipedia editors who specialize in content creation, and would
like access to a full research library, to apply for these new unpaid,
remote affiliate positions at the following research libraries:

   - *McMaster University
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMaster_University* is a public
   university in Hamilton, Ontario
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton,_Ontario, Canada. The library’s
   holdings in their Division of Research Collections and Archives contain
   many valuable and unique resources, with emphases in areas such as peace
   and war (with a particular emphasis on the Holocaust
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust and resistance), Bertrand
   Russell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell, Canadian
   literature and popular culture.
   - *DePaul University https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DePaul_University* is
   a private university in Chicago https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago,
   Illinois. The library is looking for Wikipedians who can focus on Chicago
   history, Catholic social justice studies, and/or Vincentian Studies
   (including French history during the Napoleonic Era
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Era).
   - *The Smithsonian Institution
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smithsonian_Institution*,
   established in 1846 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” is a
   group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the
   United States. The Warren M. Robbins Library of the National Museum of
   African Art
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_African_Art is
   looking for a Wikipedian in Residence that can focus on modern African art
   and artists.
   - *The University of Pittsburgh
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Pittsburgh* (PITT) is a
   state-related research university in Pittsburgh
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This Visiting
   Scholar position will work with PITT’s Archives Service Center, Special
   Collections and Center for American Music to focus on: Pittsburgh and
   Pennsylvanian history including urban renewal in Pittsburgh, childhood in
   the industrial era of Pittsburgh, music composers of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
   theater or significant literary figures from Pittsburgh; Colonial American
   history; historic American songs; or philosophy of science.
   - *The University of Washington
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Washington* (UW), commonly
   referred to as Washington or, informally, UDub, is a public research
   university in Seattle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle,
   Washington. This Visiting Scholar position will work with UW’s Special
   Collections and focus on labor and the working classes in the Pacific
   Northwest, all aspects of Pacific Northwest history and literature, and
   Pacific Northwest architecture.


Full application information is available at the Wiki Education Foundation
signup page http://wikiedu.org/visitingscholars/apply/.
http://wikiedu.org/visitingscholars/apply/

Wiki Ed also invites editors to apply for a Visiting Scholar placement
pool. The pool will help grow the Visiting Scholar program by creating a
list of willing and interested candidates to offer to new partner
libraries. With the interests and needs of pre-qualified Wikipedians in
hand, Wiki Ed can work to find libraries that match your interests.

Access to research libraries as part of one of these visiting scholar
positions creates considerable opportunities for Wikipedia editors. It
allows them access to services and tools, including multiple paywalled
databases, integrated search and discovery tools, research collections and
recommendations from specialist librarians, and expert consultation. In
return, editors can begin a conversation with the library, which creates