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Dorothy Howard
Wikipedian in Residence, Metropolitan New York Library Council
Dorothy Howard

About me

My training as a historian has given me an appreciation of the power of free and accessible information on quality of life. I began writing articles for GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) in Portland, OR then became Wikipedian in Residence at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) in August, 2013.

My work

As Wikipedian-in-Residence at METRO, I work with archivists and librarians and contribute to Wikipedia articles about the authority information held in their institutions. Part of this project involves events organizing, speaking, writing, and creating internship opportunities in the New York area. METRO's membership includes some 250 METRO member GLAMs. I also was an organizer of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia campaign in February, 2014, an organizer of the Wikimedia LGBT group, and a Program Officer for WikiConference USA 2014 (May 31st-June 1st).

Information flows along other lines of access, privilege, and technological consumption. The project of Wikipedia is meant to open up information to be freely accessible to all. This has implications in education, medicine, politics, and other fields that seek to provide resources for people to get people what they need through information.

I tend to focus on projects that bring new and underrepresented voices and languages into Wikipedia and the broader tech world.

Contact me

  • E-mail:
  • Twitter: @DorothyR_Howard
  • Contact me on Wiki at my Talk page and I'll respond in the location that you indicate.
Eyebeam, NYC
As of Thursday, 18 September 2014, 05:46 (UTC), The English Wikipedia has 22,522,661 registered users, 130,997 active editors, and 1,393 administrators. Together we have made 735,427,833 edits, created 33,780,937 pages of all kinds and created 4,605,276 articles.

Activities and Resources

WikiProject Feminism

Media, Articles, Blog Posts Related to Wiki:

Talks and Panels:

Wikipedia Event Attendance Sheet (blank)
Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon checklist

Other Editing[edit]

In my personal edits, I like to write article on contemporary and non-western artists, and expand author and book articles. The first article I edited was the Shigeko Kubota page. I am also keenly interested in adding pages on archival documents, collections, and exhibitions. More recently, I've been interested in adding content on medicine and health, LGBTQ topics, Feminism and Women's History, public policy, copyright and information policy and current events because I think these are some of the most high-impact pages on Wikipedia. I've also been more interested in being an active participant in WikiProjects in the past year.

Some articles I have worked on: Shigeko Kubota, Lucy Skaer, Bruno Munari, Jef Geys, Arthur Rothstein, Ernst Jünger, Mariko Mori, Janette Becerra, Lucy Lippard, Wages for housework, Clarice Lispector

Some Pages Created: My Father (Shigeko Kubota), Yale Union (YU), Oregon Jewish Museum, Leo Baeck Institute, New York, East Art Map, New York Earth Room, Arnold Kemp, Frank Báez, NY Art Book Fair, American Art Association, Frederick Mortimer Clapp, Gilded Age#Art, Lloyd J. Reynolds, Feminism in Mexico(needs improvement), Timeline of LGBT history in New York City Sampson Starkweather, Printed Matter, Inc, Bernadette Corporation Ulrike Muller Clifford Owens Eduardo Navarro


Candidates to Improve[edit]

See also: WikiProject Feminism open tasks

Wiki Project of Interest to Me[edit]

Tools of Interest[edit]


Essays of Interest[edit]

Notes and references[edit]