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|— Wikipedian ♀ —|
|Born||February 5, 1975|
|Current location||El Paso, Texas|
|Family and friends|
|Education and employment|
|High school||Valley Forge High School|
|College||Cleveland Institute of Art|
|University||University of North Texas|
|Hobbies, favourites and beliefs|
|Hobbies||Reading, writing, hiking, swimming, video games, design and mixed media art|
Susan Barnum (born February 5, 1975) is a Public Services Librarian who lives in El Paso, Texas. She's a good researcher who likes uncovering new facts. She enjoys teaching others how to use the library and find useful information both in print and digitally. Her main interests in Wikipedia are in the areas of atheism, expanding articles about women, art, El Paso,Texas history, library history and anything else that catches her fancy. She is also interested in ensuring that information is properly sourced and relevant to articles in Wikipedia. She really enjoys expanding articles that used to be stubs. She speaks English and bit of Spanish (yo estoy practicando).
I'm a librarian and I will add information and links to articles about libraries and those who work at libraries. However, I will not edit articles about any institution that I personally work for. I will also generally write about local areas of my city, El Paso, and state of Texas, but I am not compensated for anything I write on Wikipedia.
Working on articles about women
I started to become very interested in working on articles about women for several reasons. One was that I was appalled that less than 16% of all biographies on Wikipedia were about women. I wanted to help. I became involved in Women in Red to help and have enjoyed the supportive and fun atmosphere of the project so much. Another reason I am interested in women's bios is because of my daughter. She has always been keenly interested in Black History and Women's history. Her excitement made me excited too. I hope the articles I write will help others see the amazing accomplishments that women from around the world have made. I also have discovered that I enjoy uncovering the stories and facts behind these women: it's challenging research and as a librarian, I enjoy a good research challenge!
As a feminist, I am also proud to be able to show my son the awesome contributions of women in the world. I hope that men and women can continue to work together to succeed and make the world a better place. :)
I also have a special interest in writing about Muslim women. When I was in the military, I was deployed to Saudi Arabia. I met some of the women who lived there. They wanted to become doctors. I have now had the pleasure of writing about many amazing women from the Arab world, like the women I met in SA a long time ago. I hope those women realized their dreams. :)
"[W]hen I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the supreme court]? And I say ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that."
"Just think about (this): The Civil War lasted four years; the women's suffrage movement - conservatively defined - lasted 72. How many books and films are there about the Civil War (and) how many books and films are there about the women's suffrage movement?"
-- Katherine Durack (from interview here)
"Women staged one of the longest social reform movements in the history of the United States. This is not a boring history of nagging spinsters; it is a badass history of revolution staged by political geniuses." --Kate Clarke Lemay (from The Week).
Sometimes you need a good Wikitool. Susan didn't write these, but she uses them and maybe you should too!
- VisualEditor, the best way to edit, IMHO
- reFill, for fixing bare URL's.
- WikiData Item creator, for adding multiple items to WikiData.
- Red Link Recovery Live
- Wikipedia Social Search loaded with #blacklivesmatter
- Citation search
- AfD Statistics Tool
- Gale portal
I'm on the interwebz
- Librarians who Wikipedia
- 63 Ready-to-Use Makerspace Projects
- Wiki Woman
- Susan Barnum named...
- Circulating Ideas Podcast
- WikiProject Disability Style Guide
- Women's history: New articles
- Women artists: New articles
- Women writers: New articles
- Women scientists: New articles
- New articles: Opera
- Women related articles for deletion
- Women's articles by profession
- Mass message for women in red
- Template:Admin dashboard
- Command center
- Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Recognizing Black Suffragists: A Wikipedia Editing Workshop
To Work on:
- Disability by Country
- Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Candidates/July 2017
- Sylvia Acosta,, Evelyn Bell, Buffy Boesen, Herlinda Chew, Linda Chew, Chums (organization), Josephine Clardy Fox, Belle Christie Critchett, Myrna Deckert, Louise Dietrich, Eleanor Duke, Angela Kocherga, M. Sue Kurita, Maria Elena Flood, Mary Gonzalez, Yolanda Leyva, Nancy McDonald, Juana Marquez Dowell, Esperanza Acosta Moreno, Nestora Granillo Piarote, Kathleen Staudt, Johnnie Washington, Fanny Zlabovsky
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