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May 15, 2023 | History

Open Librarians Portal

Home | About Librarianship | Becoming an Open Librarian | Librarian Issue Tracker | Bookmarklets | Sandbox (old wiki-editing playground)

Welcome to the central hub for Librarian Resources!

This page is for:
1. Community members to learn more about contributing edits to pages on Open Library.
2. Learning how to apply to join the Open Librarians-In-Training community and ways to help out.
3. Educating Open Librarians (after training) how to use Librarian tools and permissions.

If you are not yet an Open Librarian-In-Training, you probably want to start here:

https://openlibrary.org/librarians-in-training

Getting Started

Welcome librarians! There are at least 4 ways librarians can help:

  1. Editing & fixing catalog entries (or enhancing them by adding info like "series" or "reading level")
  2. Merging or fixing conflated works & authors
  3. Creating a special collection of book carousels or themed lists
  4. Writing & improving our documentation (like this current page)

Check here for lots of opportunities to fix metadata!

Guides

Librarian Resources

Historical

Third-Party Resources

Adding Librarians

Promoting librarians can only be done by a staff administrator or the Lead Community Librarian.

History

May 15, 2023 Edited by tmanarl adjusted priority order to better reflect task popularity
October 8, 2022 Edited by Mek adding link to github openlibrary-librarians issues
January 22, 2022 Edited by dcapillae add "Bookmarklets" to the top menu
January 21, 2022 Edited by Mek Edited without comment.
October 18, 2021 Created by Drini Convert to i18n page