Global Health & Health Equity
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!