RIT Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Welcome

Information and resources relevant to the annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon hosted by RIT Libraries
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2024 10:36 AM

Welcome to the RIT Libraries Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

Join us for the seventh annual: 

RIT Libraries Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Edit for Equity

Friday, March 29, 2024 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm, Wallace Library, 2410

This event is free and open to the public. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate. 

Use this guide to help you get started as you contribute to representation on Wikipedia!

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Start here!

Start here: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Starter Guide

Detailed guide: Wikipedia Editing Guide

The intro guides include information and resources for all the steps below. 

Basic Steps for participating in the edit-a-thon: 

  1. Create a Wikipedia account
  2. Learn to Edit 
  3. Pick an article 
  4. Research 
  5. Start Editing! 

Tracking our impact

Thank you for contributing to today's event!

View all of our contributions on the

2024 RIT Libraries Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Dashboard

Event Goals & Ground Rules

The goal of this year's event is to boost the inclusion of traditionally underrepresented communities. Take part in writing or editing articles about notable women, LGBTQIA+ communities and people, or any related topic.


  • Be bold! You will learn to edit Wikipedia best by DOING. Make good faith edits and do not worry about making mistakes. Nothing is lost on Wikipedia, and anything can be undone. 
  • Respect your fellow Wikipedians! Be kind to those whose work you edit and to those who edit your work. Others will edit what you write. Do not take it personally. 
  • Keep an open mind. 
  • All edits should be explained in your edit summary or in a discussion on the talk page for the article. Big changes to an article should take place according to consensus reached in a discussion on the talk page. The talk page can give insight into the history and evolution of the article. 

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Use of RIT resources is reserved for current RIT students, faculty and staff for academic and teaching purposes only.
Please contact your librarian with any questions.

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