|Graduate Student Library Assistant, Black History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Assistant – 2 positions|
|Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Job Start Date (Expected):|
|The annual Black History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, run by a team from University of Toronto Libraries and other local institutions, has grown in recent years. The planning team would like to hire two graduate students to assist with organizing the event, to encourage student participation, and to provide educational and employment opportunities within the libraries. We hope that this work will be interesting and inspiring, and help the students to develop useful skills and meaningful experience.
The Graduate Student Library Assistants (GSLAs) will work with the team to organize and execute the Black History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (held in February 2023). To assist in planning the event, the GSLAs will analyze their areas of interest around Black history in Wikipedia to identify gaps and opportunities for content improvement. They may reach out to and collaborate with student groups and community organizations in order to crowdsource these edits and invite greater participation. During the event, the GSLAs will facilitate editing sessions. The GSLAs will receive all necessary training and ongoing supports to engage in these tasks. The team is also excited to receive and incorporate the GSLAs’ feedback on current and future offerings.
Graduate students MUST be registered as defined by their college/faculty in order to be eligible. Students working towards their dissertation or thesis are also eligible.
|Posting closes August 21, 2022 11:59pm. Interested applicants should send an email with a cover letter and resume in a single electronic file (PDF or MS Word with a file name convention of SurnameFirstName_GSLA) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please address the letter to Whitney Kemble, Liaison Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library.|
Graduate Student Library Assistant, Black History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Assistant – 2 positions