Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
Physical Sciences & Engineering Library
University of California, Davis CA 95616
psayers [at] ucdavis [dot] edu
Physical Sciences and Engineering Library
Biography (for talks)
Phoebe Ayers is a reference, instruction and collections librarian at the University of California, Davis, where she specializes in computer science, electrical engineering and physics resources. Ayers has an MLIS from the University of Washington. She has been involved with Wikipedia since 2003 as an editor and community member, and has helped organize Wikimania, the Wikimedia community annual conference, on four continents since 2006. In 2008, Ayers co-authored a book about the English-language Wikipedia called How Wikipedia Works: and How You Can be a Part of It (No Starch Press, September 2008). The book covers using, understanding, and contributing to Wikipedia; it is freely licensed and is only the second book to be published about the site. In 2010, Ayers was selected as a member of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, which governs the non-profit foundation that runs Wikipedia and its sister projects. Ayers' interests center around open access and open science, the effective use of collaborative tools (such as wikis) within communities, and how trustworthy information and knowledge is created both on- and off-line.
Mini-bio (for talks)
Phoebe Ayers is a science and engineering reference librarian at the University of California Davis. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia and its sister projects. She is the co-author of a book about Wikipedia, and is a long-time member of the project's community.
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