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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)

Kagaoua

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active i. Wikipédia.fr
  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects? Frrançais
  • 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)? seulement user.

Bonjour, un accès a cette bibliothèque me serait utile, leurs ouvrages et documentations sur la franc-maçonnerie et les biographies maçonniques me perttrait d'améliorer nombre d'article dépourvues de références. Je suis déjà un utilisateur de Cairn.info. Merci. Mon mail est sur ma PU de WP:fr. PU --Kagaoua (talk) 08:03, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Bonjour Kagaoua, si vous voulez seulement un accès, vous pouvez soummetre votre demande ici. Nikkimaria (talk) 11:59, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Merci beaucoup Nikkimaria--Kagaoua (talk) 12:22, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Shangkuanlc

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in
    • I have signed up in Wikipedia for over 10 years, my most active wiki is the Chinese Wikipedia. But since I have participated in Wikimedia Taiwan and Wikipedia Education Program, I contribute a lot in maintaining and communicating on meta wiki & outreach wiki in the recent years.
  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects?
    • I am most comfortable communicating in Traditional Chinese or Mandarin. I am active in Chinese Wikipedia, and I want to learn bahasa Indonesia and Min-nan so I can contribute to those projects too.
  • 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 been participating the Wikipedia & Library user group since about two years. I think there are great potential to work with the local publishers or service/database providers in Taiwan so they can reach out to more audience and make our local knowledge more accessible to the whole human kind. I would like to play a part in Account/Outreach/Partner/Communication coordinator.

--Liang (WMTW) (talk) 08:28, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

@Shangkuanlc: You have a mail. Regards--AVasanth (WMF) (talk) 05:30, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

DOWNTOWNJIzMBROWN26

  • 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)?

--DOWNTOWNJIzMBROWN26 (talk) 09:49, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

I first created my Wikipedia page late 2016 or 2017, and never really used it until htis past year to read about Goddesses diffirent religions and Eastern medititations. Theres always something new to learn on WikipediaI would like to volunteer for the Wikipedia library and the Research coordinator. I have five years plus of office skills and also business knowledge. Its also really exciting to be able to learn something while volutnteering

Mikepipo

  • 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)?

--Mikepipo (talk) 21:44, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Sureshkhole

  • How long have you been on Wikipedia, and what areas are you active in - I have been on mrwiki for last 7 years and 10 months, but I was on and off for many years and since last two years I got active with my participation in actually taking editothons and workshops on "how to edit wikipedia" with government agency Rajya Marathi Vikas Sanstha(State Marathi Development organization) across Maharashtra. I felt huge need to have shareable online scholarly resources, When I met wiki editors from remote villages and cities in Maharashtra state in India, as they don't have access to good physical libraries and online libraries are beyond their reach. So I searched and found TWL, I have been using few resources from TWL till now and it was great help for me. I prefer to keep myself in the areas of social sciences in general and in the themes like gender, sexuality, caste in particular.

I primarily work on mrwiki and rarely on enwiki and I am trying improve content on mrwiki by adding references, we didn't had any tools earlier as citoid or similar but we got it on mrwiki one year ago and it's taking a while to be used widely as people don't know where to search for and what to search for. So, nowadays I help editors on mrwiki using find sources to reach to the probable sources along with my own contributions in translating the enwiki content into mrwiki and adding improving the existing contents.

  • What languages are you comfortable communicating in? Are you active on any non-English Wikipedias or other Wikimedia projects? - I am comfortable with Marathi, English and Hindi. Yes I am active on mrwiki.
  • 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 would love to be research coordinator/research desk coordinator for mrwiki. Currently there is no such thing on mrwiki and it's a huge problem for mrwiki editors to access the scholarly sources to improve the content. So, I would love to do that work on priority. And start a research desk for mrwiki.

With that, if I could get responsibility of account coordinator(maybe limited to Indic wikis or however is possible) I would love to extend my contributions towards that also. I understand that 1/4 hours or more would be needed weekly towards this work and I am ready to engage myself into the above mentioned tasks. I would be really grateful to start research desk on mrwiki, hoping to hear from the coordinators. --Sureshkhole (talk) 21:48, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Hello @Sureshkhole: Thanks for the interest to coordinate, your request has been processed. Please check your email. KCVelaga (talk) 14:01, 24 August 2018 (UTC)