Siân Evans (librarian)

Siân Evans is an American librarian, activist, and Wikimedian. She is co-founder of the Art+Feminism, a global edit-a-thon to challenge gender bias on Wikipedia. Evans is a librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Siân Evans
Art+Feminism co-founders Michael Mandiberg, Siân Evans, and Jacqueline Mabey, 2016
OccupationLibrarian, activist, and Wikimedian
Known forCo-founder of the Art+Feminism, a global edit-a-thon to challenge gender bias on Wikipedia


Evans is co-founder of Art+Feminism, a global campaign that challenges gender bias on Wikipedia.[1][2] Evans notes that as part of Art+Feminism, "we do concrete work – adding citations to pages, expanding coverage of women in the arts – but, we also understand these events as platforms for consciousness raising and hopefully strategies for change emerge from that."[3] Evans is the Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art.[4]

In 2014, Evans was named one of Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Global Thinkers.[5]

Evans' research and writing on digitally focused gender equity has been published in Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America and in the book Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond.[6] She is part of the Art Libraries Society of North America’s Women and Art Special Interest Group.[7]

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  1. ^ Hoban, Virgie. "Campus community tackles gender gap on Wikipedia during Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon". Berkeley Library News. University of California. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Greenberger, Alex. "MoMA Announces Fourth Annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon". ArtNews. ArtNews. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  3. ^ Driscoll, Brogan. "Rewriting Wikipedia: Feminists Are Finally Giving Female Artists The Online Recognition They Deserve". Huffington Post. Oath. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Siân Evans – LibGuides at Maryland Institute College of Art". Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  5. ^ "A World Disrupted: The Leading Global Thinkers of 2014". Foreign Policy Magazine. Foreign Policy Magazine. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  6. ^ Informed agitation : library and information skills in social justice movements and beyond. Morrone, Melissa. Sacramento, California. ISBN 9781634000031. OCLC 889313887.CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ Emory, Sami. "Breaking Records at Art+Feminism's Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon". Creators. Vice. Retrieved August 23, 2018.