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Happy Birthday Wikipedia!

Many congratulations to Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia) as Wikipedia reaches its 10th birthday at the end of last week. With 17 million articles (or 9.25 million - depending on which source you read!); 3.5 of them in English and around 400 million users it has clearly been a phenomenal success and an important 'first port of call' reference tool for school libraries and pupil researchers.

In case you haven't noticed, we have our own entry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_Library_Association. Do check the entries for our patrons, Michael Morpurgo and Aidan Chambers, as well. School libraries themselves feature as do important areas of our work such as information literacy and plagiarism. We all know the skill isn't in finding information, it's in the using of it in a responsible manner - a prime reason for the importance of school librarians!

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