UC Berkeley’s Wikipedian-in-residence is a first

Posted on February 15th, 2014

Kevin Gorman is the first Wikipedian-in-residence at a U.S. college or university and will be providing University of California Berkeley undergraduates with guidance on publishing their academic work on Wikipedia. Gorman had previously helped to design and facilitate a Wikipedia-based assignment for a Berkeley course on prisons, and in his new role, he intends to write guidelines on designing and implementing Wikipedia-based class assignments and post these how-to’s online for instructors everywhere to use. There have been more than 50 previous Wikipedians-in-residence assigned to cultural institutions, such as the British Museum, the Gerald Ford Presidential Library, and the U.S. National Archives.