Harvard wants to hire a “Wikipedian-in-residence”

If you enjoy scouring Wikipedia all day, making sure that posts are accurate and information entered into the database isn’t fudging important historical facts and details, then Harvard’s Houghton Library has a job for you. They’re seeking a “Wikipedian-in-residence,” or, to better describe what that means, a person who will “dedicate time to working in-house at an organization” to create new pages and update existing pages on the encyclopedia-esque website.

The Houghton Library on the Harvard campus holds the university’s collection of rare books. Inside its walls — in addition to objects culled from the old “Treasure Room” of Widener, the school’s principal library — you’ll find Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts; information about the creation of books; and collections of papers from, among many others, Louisa May Alcott,e.e. cummingsEmily DickinsonT.S. EliotRalph Waldo EmersonMargaret FullerHenry JamesWilliam JamesSamuel JohnsonJames JoyceJohn KeatsHenry Wadsworth LongfellowTheodore RooseveltJohn Updike, and Gore Vidal. Basically, the Houghton Library on the Harvard campus is awesome. And now it’s looking for a little love. From, and for … Wikipedia.

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