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.
|Occupation||Librarian, activist, and Wikimedian|
|Known for||Co-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. 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." Evans is the Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art.
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. She is part of the Art Libraries Society of North America’s Women and Art Special Interest Group.
- 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.
- Greenberger, Alex. "MoMA Announces Fourth Annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon". ArtNews. ArtNews. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
- Driscoll, Brogan. "Rewriting Wikipedia: Feminists Are Finally Giving Female Artists The Online Recognition They Deserve". Huffington Post. Oath. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
- "Siân Evans – LibGuides at Maryland Institute College of Art". libguides.mica.edu. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
- "A World Disrupted: The Leading Global Thinkers of 2014". Foreign Policy Magazine. Foreign Policy Magazine. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
- Informed agitation : library and information skills in social justice movements and beyond. Morrone, Melissa. Sacramento, California. ISBN 9781634000031. OCLC 889313887.CS1 maint: others (link)
- Emory, Sami. "Breaking Records at Art+Feminism's Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon". Creators. Vice. Retrieved August 23, 2018.