I'm very pleased to announce that Dominic McDevitt-Parks will be joining
Wikimedia DC as our new Cultural Partnerships Coordinator!
I expect that most of you already know Dominic, who has been a long-time
Wikimedian and a regular participant in events both within the DC area and
elsewhere. Dominic has graciously offered us the benefit of his immense
experience with building partnerships between cultural institutions and the
Wikimedia movement, most notably in during his tenure as the
Wikipedian-in-Residence at the National Archives and Records Administration.
In his new position as Cultural Partnerships Coordinator, Dominic will
report directly to the Board of Directors of Wikimedia DC. He will have
number of responsibilities, including serving as a point of contact for
DC-area cultural institutions and professionals looking for guidance from
Wikimedia; facilitating communication and sharing of best practices among
professionals and Wikimedians and between the two groups; helping to
initiate and evaluate partnerships between institutions and Wikimedia DC,
as appropriate, in the interest of the chapter's goals and the Wikimedia
movement as a whole; and serving as the bridge between the Wikimedia DC
community and the global GLAM-Wiki community.
Please join me in welcoming Dominic to his new role!
Secretary | Wikimedia District of Columbia
http://wikimediadc.org | @wikimediadc
Our next monthly Wikimedia US / WALRUS meeting will be tomorrow,
Wednesday January 16, at 9pm Eastern Time / 6pm Pacific Time.
The venue will be the #wikimedia-us channel on IRC, and if you're not
familiar with IRC, please just use this easy web client:
This is a venue for all Wiki-Americans to share our many diverse
experiences in local outreach and coordination, so please add your
ideas to the agenda:
The Wikipedia Day 12th Birthday Bash is a celebration and
mini-conference to be held on Saturday February 23, 2013, hosted at
ITP at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and also supported by Wikimedia
New York City, Free Culture @ NYU and other Free Culture Alliance NYC
The NYC celebration is one of a number of Wikipedia Day being held in
the United States and worldwide.
You can register for the Wiki-Conference here:
See full event details and schedule (and add your own lightning talk!) at: