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Wikipedia:The Wikipedia Library/Coordinators/Signup

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This page is for collecting applications for volunteers to help coordinate various elements of The Wikipedia Library. Coordinators play a key part in the Library – they are essential to helping editors get access to sources. Roles include:

If you think you are a potential coordinator: please create a new section for yourself below these questions to provide your answers. Previous applications are in the archive.

Application questions

  1. How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in?
  2. What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
  3. Why do you want to volunteer with The Wikipedia Library? What role would you like to play?

Wikipedia Library Coordinators handle other editors' personal information at times; because of this all Coordinators sign a standard confidentiality agreement with the Wikimedia Foundation that includes your real name. Are you comfortable with this? If so, please continue on and tell us more about your background and interest in helping out!

Hnaluru

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in
   - For more than a decade and I am interested in Archaeology, History, Science and Politics which I am active in
  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
   - English, French, Italian and a half a dozen of Indian languages
  • Why do you want to volunteer with The Wikipedia Library? What role would you like to play (Account coordinator|Outreach coordinator|Partner coordinator|Research coordinator|Technical coordinator|Communications coordinator)?
   - Yes, and I am happy to take up and actively coordinate any role provided.

--Hnaluru (talk) 18:15, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

@Hnaluru: You don't appear to have been very active lately; would you be able to commit to a role as a coordinator? Nikkimaria (talk) 02:59, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
@Nikkimaria:, Absolutely yes. Lately, I was a bit busy with my work but now I can reserve sometime for this activity and will be very happy to contribute.

JASpencer

  • I've been on Wikipedia for about 10 years and I've recently been active in Parliabmentary by-elections, but I have a history of involvement in Catholic articles. I've really only been active on English Wikipedia as I'm only comfortable in communicating in English.
  • I noticed there was no one as a co-ordinator of the British Newspaper Archive (WP:BNA) and I'd like to do this.

--JASpencer (talk) 18:25, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi JASpencer. Thanks for your interest - the BNA partnership is now closed, would you be interested in doing something else? Nikkimaria (talk) 21:07, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Smmurphy

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in
I've been on Wikipedia since 2005, although I took a long break and have again been active since late 2015. I've been using TWL since December 2015. I keep track of my favorite pages that I've edited at User:Smmurphy/About me, recently I've been focusing on 19th-century American history (particularly biographies of African Americans).
  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
I speak a little German and French and am comfortable writing in those languages. I contribute images to Commons to use on Wikipedia.
  • Why do you want to volunteer with The Wikipedia Library? What role would you like to play (Account coordinator|Outreach coordinator|Partner coordinator|Research coordinator|Technical coordinator|Communications coordinator)?
I have begun the process to become account coordinator for Project MUSE and for Foreign Affairs, and am looking forward to it. --Smmurphy(Talk) 20:09, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Ameymoghe

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in
 → I have been using Wikipedia, since 10 years now; but as an unregistered member. I am active in Sports field right from track & field to cricket, to football. 
  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
 → English, Hindi, Marathi, Marvari, German.
  • Why do you want to volunteer with The Wikipedia Library? What role would you like to play (Account coordinator|Outreach coordinator|Partner coordinator|Research coordinator|Technical coordinator|Communications coordinator)?
 → As we all know Wikipedia is helping out numerous people in day-to-day lives and making understand them world better; so I thought it would be great if i could contribute my share. I would like to play a role of Research coordinator.



--Ameymoghe (talk) 20:40, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

BU Rob13

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in

I'm going on two years of activity now. Most relevant to the work of The Wikipedia Library, I participate quite a bit at the Resource Exchange. I'm an administrator and am active in various areas (closing discussions, WP:SPI, WP:BAG, etc).

  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?

English. I participate on Commons, but otherwise no.

  • Why do you want to volunteer with The Wikipedia Library? What role would you like to play?

Account coordinator and/or Research coordinator if the latter role becomes more developed. In particular, I would be very interested in helping set up an IRC channel or (if the WMF will allocate development resources) a live chat on Wikipedia itself staffed by volunteers who can assist editors in performing research for their articles. --~ Rob13Talk 16:15, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Nkshin

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in

I have always used Wikipedia as a starting point for any research --- your footnotes to credible sources have always helped me with the research process.

  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?

I can read, write, and speak French and Korean at an elementary level.

  • Why do you want to volunteer with The Wikipedia Library? What role would you like to play (Account coordinator|Outreach coordinator|Partner coordinator|Research coordinator|Technical coordinator|Communications coordinator)?

I want to volunteer with the Wikipedia Library because I believe in excellence in library service --- this is the kind of commitment that the Wikipedia Library abides by on a daily basis when it makes its resources available at no cost to anyone in the world that has access to a computer. Really amazing and remarkable!!! As a librarian, I would like to take on more of an Outreach coordinator or Research coordinator role. I think it's time for me to give back to an amazing virtual community that has helped me with my research many times before!!! --Nkshin (talk) 23:31, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Krishna Chaitanya Velaga

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in
  • I've been contributing to Wikipedia since December 2014. Since then I've been actively involved in WikiProject India, and WikiProject Military history here, on English Wikipedia. Till date, I've contributed to 3 Featured articles/lists, 2 A-class articles, 1 good topic, 11 good articles, and several DYKs. I've recently been elected a coordinator for WikiProject Military history. Apart from the contributions to the articles, I've also actively been involved in reviewing, I reviewed more that 100 good article nominations. My primary interest is Indian military history related content.
  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
  • I'm comfortable in English and Telugu. I am active on Commons, and recently started contributing to Wikidata.
  • Why do you want to volunteer with The Wikipedia Library? What role would you like to play (Account coordinator|Outreach coordinator|Partner coordinator|Research coordinator|Technical coordinator|Communications coordinator)?
  • I've been observing and using the resources provided by TWL, but I see a gap between TWL and Indian organizations. By volunteering for TWL, I'd primarily focus on reaching out to libraries, and similar organizations for partnerships with TWL. Because as India is a home for many Wikimedia projects, I see a great opportunity to collaborate with organizations to help the Wikimedia volunteers in India, and if it prevails, the same would help the Wikimedia volunteers all over the world. My interest best suits for me to be as a partner coordinator.

--Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) 14:20, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

  • I've started reaching out to a couple libraries, so I feel that it would be good if I communicate with them in a formal capacity rather than as a volunteer or a general editor. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) 14:24, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Sidonie61

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in
  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
  • Why do you want to volunteer with The Wikipedia Library? What role would you like to play (Account coordinator|Outreach coordinator|Partner coordinator|Research coordinator|Technical coordinator|Communications coordinator)?

--Sidonie61 (talk) 19:21, 15 November 2017 (UTC) I have one year and eight months on Wikipedia and I active in Psychology, Letters, History, Sociology and so on. French and Spanish are comfortable for me and I am active on WP projects in these languages but in English I use to read also.I like to access on Wikipedia Library in a first time. Thank you very much, Sidonie61

@Sidonie61: You have email. Nikkimaria (talk) 22:00, 20 November 2017 (UTC)