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Patrick Earley

The Wikimedia Foundation
Community Advocate
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
I'm a Community Advocate for the Wikimedia Foundation (the non-profit that hosts the Wikipedia websites), and a long-time Wikipedia editor. I have worked extensively with the Wikipedia/academia/library interface, assisting instructors in the Wikimedia Education Program as an “online ambassador” and coordinating the Wikipedia Library with Jake Orlowitz. The Wikipedia Library is an effort to get reliable source access to Wikipedia editors, as well as helping librarians, publishers, and information professionals foster relationships with the website and its volunteer editors. I also work part-time for the Vancouver Public Library in the Information Services department.