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Hello! I'm a research, reference and subject librarian in Boston, Massachusetts. My interests include pop culture, women's history, journalism and media studies, Oxford commas, and the kinds of things you find on the List of Unusual Articles. I frequently work with university undergraduate classes who edit and produce Wikipedia articles as part of a class assignment.

Resources for students (and other beginners)[edit]

See a list of classes I've worked with here.

Start Here![edit]

Getting Started: Wikipedia's official welcome page.

The Five Pillars of Wikipedia: Fundamental principles of Wikipedia.

Contributing to Wikipedia: learn the basics of making an account, creating and editing articles, adding citations, and more.

The Perfect Article: is it a myth?

Your First Article and Wikipedia tutorial

Do Good Work[edit]

Citation Hunt via Wikimedia Toolforge: a great way to practice finding and adding citations to Wikipedia articles. Make a difference, one citation at a time!

The Wiki Game: you're given a random article to start with and another random article where you have to end up, just by following links on Wikipedia pages. How many clicks will it take you?

Markup Cheatsheet: how to make things look okay in wiki markup.

What counts as a reliable source?

Cite Your Sources! (Not just because your teacher says you have to.)

Ten Rules for Creating Women's Bibliographies via Women in Red

Beyond Google: doing research for Wikipedia (coming soon)

Choosing a topic to work on[edit]

Here's a link to my colleague AmandaRR123's list of topics involving underrepresented groups and activism in the history of Boston.

WikiProjects generally have to-do lists that can be useful if you're looking for an existing article to improve, a stub-class article to develop further or a requested article to create. I belong to WikiProject Libraries, Women in Red and WikiProject Unreferenced Articles and have done work for WikiProject Africa and Art + Feminism, among others. Students in ENGW3307 might be interested in WikiProject Medicine or WikiProject Science.


As part of my work, I participate in Wikipedia edit-a-thons and other Wikimedia events around the New England area.

Spring 2022[edit]

Women on the Frontlines: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon; virtual event hosted by Simmons University and Northeastern University

Spring 2021[edit]

Votes for All Women Edit-a-Thon; virtual event hosted by Simmons University, Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology

Women in STEM, virtual event at Northeastern University

Spring 2020[edit]

Women's Suffrage and Civil Rights Edit-A-Thon, virtual event hosted by Simmons University and Wentworth Institute of Technology

Fall 2019[edit]

Finals Week Edit-A-Thon, Northeastern University

WikiConference North America 2019, Cambridge MA

Summer 2018[edit]

Summer '18 Edit-A-Thon at BU, Boston University

Spring 2018[edit]

Educating with Wikipedia, Boston University

Fall 2017[edit]

De-Colonizing Wikipedia: Editing Romantic Depictions of Colonial History and Literature, Northeastern University

Spring 2017[edit]

Art + Feminism Edit-A-Thon, Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Fall 2016[edit]

Underrepresented Groups in Massachusetts and U.S. History, Northeastern University

Pages I've Worked On[edit]

This is not an exhaustive list of work I've done on Wikipedia, but when I attend edit-a-thons and events, I try to keep track of my stuff.

John Gabriel Stedman, as part of the De-Colonizing Wikipedia: Editing Romantic Depictions of Colonial History and Literature Edit-A-Thon

Shaka; Sheila Tlou; Sheraton Kampala Hotel; Shilluk Kingdom; Shina Peters, as part of the Summer '18 Edit-A-Thon at BU focused on contributing to WikiProject Africa

To-do List[edit]

  • Add links to NU research guides