User:Rachel Helps (BYU)

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Rachel Helps
Rachel Helps
NameRachel Helps
Country United States of America
Current timeCurrent time for UTC-7 is 12:01
Education and employment
OccupationCoordinator of Wikipedia initiatives
EmployerBrigham Young University
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About Me[edit]

Most of my edits are on pages related to Brigham Young University's library collections (see below). This is my account for edits I make for work. I make personal edits under the account Rwelean. For this fall semester, I'll be working Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays to accommodate my student workers. I am on the editorial board for the WikiJournal of Humanities.

The Harold B. Lee has a work-in-progress GLAM page. I'm also interested in ways library special collections can be used as sources on Wikipedia while staying within Wikipedia's guidelines for reliable sources (see this discussion). Thanks for your patience as I learn how to edit Wikipedia!

Conflict of Interest Statement[edit]

I am the Coordinator of Wikipedia Initiatives at the Harold B. Lee Library. I am employed by Brigham Young University (BYU) to improve Wikipedia. I'll do my best to maintain an neutral POV, but there's no way to eradicate unconscious bias! Please contact me via my talk page if you'd like to make my unconscious bias conscious. :-)

The guideline for cultural professionals states that "disclosure is only necessary where compensation has been promised or received in exchange for a particular contribution." My compensation is hourly and not contingent on any particular contribution. However, curators and other librarians sometimes request that I work on certain pages.

My student workers[edit]

I employ two student workers to assist with editing Wikipedia. My current students are:

Former student workers[edit]

Pages I've worked on[edit]

Mormon women[edit]

Mormon history[edit]

Mormon arts[edit]

BYU history[edit]

Library and other special collections-related pages[edit]

Q: Hey Rachel, isn't working on the Harold B. Lee Library's page a conflict of interest, since you work there?
A: Yes, I did have a conflict of interest! I wasn't going to edit the page, but a previous copyvio put the page out of commission. I completely rewrote it so a page would exist. My edit history is available for anyone to examine. Other editors looked over the page. COI editing is strongly discouraged but allowed when the editing is within Wikipedia's content guidelines. I'm happy to talk about it more if you have questions.

Links for myself[edit]