Last March, Penn Libraries participated in the National Library of Medicine’s #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to edit health-related pages on Wikipedia, an open-source online encyclopedia that is one of the world’s most popular websites.
On October 13th, 2021 from 12pm to 2pm Eastern, the Penn Libraries is partnering with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) Patient and Family Education Committee to host a virtual #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in observation of Health Literacy Month. No prior experience with Wikipedia is necessary for this volunteer activity.
If you are unable to attend the live session, you are welcome to participate asynchronously using any computer with Internet access. Follow the instructions available here.
For more public health volunteering and professional development opportunities, check out the Public Health Young Leaders Association.