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Created a template for US library associations. Feedback?
I have been working on filling out United States library association pages and I made a template that can go in the footer of these pages, similar to the state libraries template. Before I made it live on any other pages, I wanted to run it by people here. You can see it here. A few thoughts
- This does not include consortia (i.e. METRO) but mainly associations which have individual people as members but I may be wrong about some of these
- I skipped orgs with US members but that are not primarily US-focused (i.e. IFLA)
- I did not include actual divisions of ALA because they are listed within their own template but I did include any affiliates with a WP page
- There are a lot of more specialized state library associations according to this page not on Wikipedia and I erred on the side of leaving them off for now
- PNLA is the only redlink in there and I will fix that
- I probably missed some stuff, please let me know what!
- Very nice idea - thank you! Although having been a participant in many of METRO's offerings, I feel you should include such organizations. Maybe you can one section for organizations that individuals can belong to (as it is now) and another section for library consortiums (METRO, PACSCL, Recap, OhioLINK, and many others. - kosboot (talk) 01:32, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
A place to help you organise your work
I've been working on a tool for the past few months that you may find useful. Wikipedia:Sandbox organiser is a set of tools to help you better organise your draft articles and other pages in your userspace. It also includes areas to keep your to do lists, bookmarks, list of tools. You can customise your sandbox organiser to add new features and sections. Once created you can access it simply by clicking the sandbox link at the top of the page. You can create and then customise your own sandbox organiser just by clicking the button on the page. All ideas for improvements and other versions would be really appreciated.
Huge thanks to PrimeHunter and NavinoEvans for their work on the technical parts, without them it wouldn't have happened.
Hope its helpful
Help fleshing out articles for recipients of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service
I think it would be valuable to flesh out the existing article for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service including creating articles for the libraries and museums that have won the National Medal but don't yet have a Wikipedia page. Though I'm not 100% sure, I'm thinking that recognition at this level should be sufficient to meet the notability criteria, and the smaller institutions that have won most likely deserve the attention of Wikipedians. Of the approximately 200 institutions that have received the Medal since its inception in 1994, about 35 don't have their own Wikipedia article. Anyone with me? PatrickAtBeanstalk (talk) 12:33, 14 April 2021 (UTC)