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2023:Program/Submissions/African Librarians and wellwishers meetup - 8BUMFJ

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Title: African Librarians and wellwishers meetup


Alice Kibombo-Ekanya

She is a librarian and Wikimedian

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Type: Roundtable / open discussion

Track: Equity, Inclusion, and Community Health

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 90 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description

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An in-person/virtual meeting of African Wikibrarians, partners and community members who are interested in collaborating with African Librarians on Wikimedia projects


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The participation of African Librarians on Wikimedia projects has increased over the years however this has been remote/virtual which has somewhat limited opportunities for encouragement and collaboration.

Following a brief update on our collective participation in Wikimedia Projects, former students of AfLIA-led programmes and other Wikibrarians will be invited to share their work and experiences .It will end with an interactive session that encourages participants to interact, share ideas, and explore opportunities for collaboration. It will also be an opportunity for this community to discuss our collective future.

Further details

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

The session is open to everyone which acknowledges the diversity of the participants. Shared experiences and various learning outcomes are a possible entry point for collaboration for future work.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Tick Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand