Bodleian Library seeks a Wikimedian in Residence

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The Bodleian Libraries and Wikimedia UK have joined forces to support a year-long Wikimedian in Residence in Oxford. The post provides the opportunity to work with some of the world’s richest library collections to improve content on Wikipedia and its sister projects and to share with the world the resources held in the Bodleian Libraries.

As Wikimedian in Residence you will engage with staff, the public and researchers to encourage contributions to the development of content on Wikipedia and to make the Libraries’ digitised collections more accessible, with a particular focus on areas currently under-represented on Wikipedia, from women to non-Western collections. You will also undertake academic and public outreach work to encourage understanding and development of Wikimedia projects and improve access to the Libraries’ collections, including events such as editathons and workshops.

This exciting position is ideal for someone with an understanding of Wikimedia’s mission to preserve open knowledge as well as experience of delivering training. You will be an experienced Wikimedian with excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to teach and support other users.

The position is part-time (18.75 hours per week/0.5FTE) for a fixed-term of 12 months. The Wikimedian in Residence will work with both the Communications Team and the Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services team.

Applications close at 12pm on Monday 19 January, and interviews are expected to take place on 4 or 5 February. For more information, please visit their website.

Anyone wishing to speak more informally about the position or ask questions is welcome to contact Liz McCarthy by emailing elizabeth.mccarthy(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

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