Check out opportunities with AfroCROWD and Wikimedia for the Month of May, 2017

Take a look at some of the coming opportunities with AfroCROWD and the Wikimedia community for the month of May, 2017. Stay connected!

Click here for more information on coming events in May, 2017:  


Click here for more on the BPL Skillshare

AfroCROWD at Wiki Indaba Ghana

AfroCROWD is attending Wiki Indaba Conference in Accra Ghana!

Wiki Indaba is the regional conference for Africans both within and in the diaspora. The first edition was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2014 by Wikimedia ZA which happens to be the only Wikimedia Chapter in Africa. This brought together Wikimedians and people from the Open Community within Africa and in the Diaspora. In fulfillment of this tradition, Ghana wants to host the second edition of this Conference in Accra. This will be organized by the Wikimedia Community in Ghana with support from other Wikimedia Groups across Africa. 


Librarian Edit-a-thon with NYBLC 10/2, 1-5pm at the Brooklyn Library


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The New York Black Librarians' Caucus will partner with AfroCROWD for the New York Black Librarians' Caucus Wikipedia Edit-a-thon October 2, 1-5pm at the Brooklyn Library. RSVP Here.

Join us to learn how to edit Wikipedia, improve or add to your digital editing skills, network and enjoy light refreshments, Wikipedia coaches will be on hand to help. We have also invited special guests. The focus will be notable Black librarians, historians and pertinent Black history, but all topics are welcome.  Please feel free to invite friends and young people. All languages and levels are also welcome.

This event is a precourser to the Wikimedia 1Lib1Ref initiative. Please learn about it here.

On the New York Black Librarians Caucus: As an affiliate of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. (BCALA), the New York Black Librarians Caucus, Inc. (NYBLC, Inc.) is committed to the professional development, growth of and opportunities for library professionals; to scholarship, mentoring and support of graduate library students; to bringing the digital divide; and to advocate for quality standards and services in school libraries, in special libraries, on college and university campuses and in public libraries serving our communities.