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NameSusan Barnum
Born (1975-02-05) February 5, 1975 (age 44)
Cleveland, Ohio
Country USA
Current locationEl Paso, Texas
Time zoneMST
Height5' 8"
HairLight Brown
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Education and employment
High schoolValley Forge High School
CollegeCleveland Institute of Art
UniversityUniversity of North Texas
Hobbies, favourites and beliefs
HobbiesReading, writing, hiking, swimming, video games, design and mixed media art

Scientific skepticism, Libraries, El Paso, Texas history, GLBTQ, information science, digital libraries, gaming, atheism, Women's history, stuff

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This editor is an Illustrious Looshpah and is entitled to display this Book of All Knowledge.

Susan Barnum (born February 5, 1975) is a Public Services Librarian who lives in El Paso, Texas. She's a good researcher who likes uncovering new facts. She enjoys teaching others how to use the library and find useful information both in print and digitally. Her main interests in Wikipedia are in the areas of atheism, expanding articles about women, art, El Paso,Texas history, library history and anything else that catches her fancy. She is also interested in ensuring that information is properly sourced and relevant to articles in Wikipedia. She really enjoys expanding articles that used to be stubs. She speaks English and tiny bit of Spanish.

She also really likes to garden and enjoys the fine cuisine of french fries.

COI StatementEdit

I'm a librarian and I will add information and links to articles about libraries and those who work at libraries. However, I will not edit articles about any institution that I personally work for. I will also generally write about local areas of my city, El Paso, and state of Texas, but I am not compensated for anything I write on Wikipedia.

Working on articles about womenEdit

I started to become very interested in working on articles about women for several reasons. One was that I was appalled that less than 16% of all biographies on Wikipedia were about women. I wanted to help. I became involved in Women in Red to help and have enjoyed the supportive and fun atmosphere of the project so much. Another reason I am interested in women's bios is because of my daughter. She has always been keenly interested in Black History and Women's history. Her excitement made me excited too. I hope the articles I write will help others see the amazing accomplishments that women from around the world have made. I also have discovered that I enjoy uncovering the stories and facts behind these women: it's challenging research and as a librarian, I enjoy a good research challenge!

As a feminist, I am also proud to be able to show my son the awesome contributions of women in the world. I hope that men and women can continue to work together to succeed and make the world a better place. :)

I also have a special interest in writing about Muslim women. When I was in the military, I was deployed to Saudi Arabia. I met some of the women who lived there. They wanted to become doctors. I have now had the pleasure of writing about many amazing women from the Arab world, like the women I met in SA a long time ago. I hope those women realized their dreams. :)

"[W]hen I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the supreme court]? And I say ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that."


I am a member of the WikiWomen's User Group and the Wikipedia Library User Group. In 2017, I attended WMCON 2017.

I also host editathons in El Paso, Texas. If you are local, come to one! (El Paso, TX editathons)

Group photo of Wikimedia Conference 2017. I'm in the front!

Gender gapEdit


Useful WikitoolsEdit

Sometimes you need a good Wikitool. Susan didn't write these, but she uses them and maybe you should too!

I'm on the interwebzEdit

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