Wikipedia Visiting Scholars sponsorship form
The Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program connects university libraries and departments with experienced Wikipedia editors. Together, they work to maximize the impact of library holdings by building content on the most popular source of knowledge in the world.

This form is for libraries or other university faculty/staff who would like to host a Visiting Scholar. If you're looking for more information about the program, or if you're a Wikipedian who would like to apply to be a Visiting Scholar, please see

What institution do you represent? *
The organization that will host the Wikipedia Visiting Scholar.
Your answer
Is there a specific group at your institution who will be hosting the Wikipedia Visiting Scholar?
For example, Special Collections, Digital Scholarship, Archives, or another special interest group.
Your answer
Who should be listed as the contact person supervising the WVS position? *
As the position does not necessarily require much oversight, the extent of the supervisor's relationship with the Scholar is largely left up to you.
Your answer
What is the contact person's email address? *
Your answer
Are you investigating or have you confirmed a way for the Visiting Scholar to access your institution's full e-resources? *
Access to e-resources is a crucial part of the program. Some institutions have precedent for designating a "visiting scholar" title, while others have used designations such as "affiliate researcher" or "remote staff". Please confirm that your institution has both the administrative and technical ability to host this position.
How ready are you to sponsor a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar? *
If you receive applications from multiple outstanding candidates, would you consider sponsoring more than one Scholar?
How did you hear about the Wikipedia Visiting Scholars program?
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