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Submissions/Get the L out - Libraries are not GLAMs

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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 5020 - G2
Title of the submission
Get the L out - Libraries are not GLAMs!
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Lecture -- could be a debate if someone wants to argue the other side!
Author of the submission
Merrilee Proffitt
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
United States
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal

The GLAM sector has been tremendously successful in the movement, and has give many volunteers a home base. However, for people who work as professional librarians, being lumped in with museums and archives is alienating for a profession that is focused on general resource discovery as well as information & media literacy and less on than on unique and distinctive collections. In this talk I will argue that libraries have more in common with the education portion of the movement, and will give tips for engaging this important and ubiquitous allied profession. This talk is meant to be intentionally provocative! Please come and engage in a lively discussion!

What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will be more attuned to the specific needs of libraries, as distinct from GLAMs.
Theme of presentation


For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

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  1. Monikasj (talk) 20:48, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Megs (talk) 21:10, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Slowking4 (talk) - i would be happy to argue the other side
  4. Librarygurl (talk) 13:09, 12 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Ocaasi (WMF) (talk) 15:48, 12 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  6. "Get the L Out" should be the title of a jingle. Gamaliel (talk) 17:02, 12 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Greg (WMF) (talk) 23:04, 13 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Katietalk 21:16, 14 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Ziko (talk) 18:19, 15 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Mozucat (talk) 17:41, 15 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]