Global Health & Health Equity

Immersion Session

Elevating Health Equity: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Monday, May 6
2:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom B (East Tower, Ballroom/Gold Level)

The average American visits the doctor three times per year, but spends 52 hours searching for health information on the internet. With 7 billion views a year of health topics pages, Wikipedia may be the most popular online health information resource. This session will describe the importance of Wikipedia as a resource for health information and how librarians can utilize their research skills to make Wikipedia a better evidence-based resource. Participants will not only learn to edit Wikipedia articles, but also become part of a community of Wikipedians dedicated to improving health information. Sign up for your Wikipedia account before the session starts so you can start editing right away! Bring a computer or tablet along with you for edits, and use #citeNLM to spread the word about your edits!

Elaina Vitale

Academic and Data Services Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania

Elaina Vitale, MLIS, is the Academic and Data Services Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region.

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Aimee Gogan, AHIP

Technical Information Specialist
National Library of Medicine
Catonsville, Maryland

Aimee Gogan, MLIS, AHIP is a Technical Information Specialist at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). In her position, Aimee's primary roles are trainer, instructional designer, and content specialist for the NLM Technical Bulletin. Prior to joining NLM, Aimee was the Data and Evaluation Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA). Aimee received her MLIS degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2017. While completing her degree, Aimee worked in a public library, as a volunteer librarian at a school for students with disabilities, and interned at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Aimee also holds a BA in Health Administration and Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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Alicia Lillich

Kansas Outreach and Technology Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region
Kansas City, Kansas

Alicia Lillich, MLS is the Kansas Outreach and Technology Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region. She is based out of the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Her current research interests include emerging technologies, citizen science, and online communities.

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