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Getting to Know Your Archdiocese: A Wikipedia Editing Workshop

Saturday, September 29, 2018

12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT



Join us as we gather to edit articles on parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington in honor of the Feast of St. Jerome, patron saint of translators, librarians, and encyclopedists. There is a rich institutional history of the Catholic Church here in the Archdiocese dating all the way back to John Carroll, the first Bishop and Archbishop in the United States. Our goal is to make that history known on the world’s largest online encyclopedia.

Attendees will learn to edit Wikipedia and use online and print sources to update related Wikipedia articles. Experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to provide training and guidance. There will also be some librarians available to help with research.

Laptops are required; please bring your own. Wikimedia has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing info@wikimediadc.org. New editors are strongly encouraged to create a Wikipedia account before the day of the event. Do so by clicking here. You can also view the Wikipedia event page here, which will include the worklist and any available bibliographies.

Please bring any information, historical images, books, or articles that you have. Check with your library to see if there are any books about your parish in their collection. If you would like to use the Archdiocesan history of your parish as source material, ask your pastor to send his approval to archives@adw.org.


  • 12:30PM Arrive and get settled. Meet fellow editors. Light Lunch.
  • 1-1:10  Welcoming remarks
  • 1:10-1:55  Training by Wikimedia DC
  • 2-4:45  Edit-a-thon
  • 4:45  Wrap-up
  • 5:00  Mass (optional)
  • 6-7  Reception

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Co-sponsored by:

Archdiocese of Washington

The Catholic University of America Alumni Association

The Catholic University of America’s Department of Library and Information Science Alumni Board

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