Celebrating Wikipedia's 20th Birthday and the Wikimedian in Residence Project at Qemal Baholli Public Library
With the support of the Qemal Baholli Public Library, Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group hosted an event that marked the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia in Albanian Language and the significant achievement of having a Wikimedian in Residence within the Public Library located in Elbasan, Albania.
This event highlighted the importance of free knowledge and the bridge between traditional and virtual communities through the world of the Wikimedia Projects.
It was a moment of reflection on the library’s commitment to encouraging open access to information and brought together a diverse group of participants from the library community and director, Ethnographic Museum of Elbasan, local government, high school principals, teachers, and students.
The event was honored by the presence of the Vice Mayor from the Elbasan Municipality, Vesa Liço. She highlighted the value of open source and access to knowledge of Wikimedia projects and the role of libraries in connecting traditional and virtual communities.
Everyone discussed their role in Wikimedia Projects so far. Teachers and students shared their experiences in contributing to Wikipedia.
All the participants served as an inspiration for further collaboration and raised their awareness to support the Wikimedia projects. It was a momentum to emphasize the power of open knowledge and community engagement.
Here are some pictures from the event.
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