October 23-25 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California

Jake Orlowitz

Head of The Wikipedia Library
Program Capacity and Learning
Wikimedia Foundation

Jake Orlowitz grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and studied political theory at Wesleyan University before starting an academic tutoring company in Colorado. He started editing Wikipedia in 2007, working on articles about religious groups, political movements, and alternative health. Around 2010 he shifted focus to helping new users. He wrote the Plain and Simple Guide for New Editors and built The Wikipedia Adventure, a playful, interactive onboarding game under a Wikimedia Foundation Grant. Jake was a founding Board Member of Wiki Project Med Foundation and speaks regularly about Wikipedia's role in open culture, education, public health, and reference. He works full time with the Wikimedia Foundation where he runs The Wikipedia Library a nonprofit program to give top Wikipedia editors access to reliable sources and help connect the encyclopedia's readers back to libraries and full texts.

Internet Librarian 2015

Monday October 26, 2015

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A106: Resources Discovery: Exposing Collections on Wikipedia

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