Sam Walton
Sam Walton
Product Manager, The Wikipedia Library, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

I've been editing Wikipedia since 2013 as Samwalton9; my first contributions were largely to video game articles, and I later shifted focus to working on scientist biographies and administration tasks after becoming an administrator in 2014. I have written close to 100 new articles on the English Wikipedia, in addition to contributions to other projects including Wikimedia Commons and Wikisource.

In 2015 I became involved with The Wikipedia Library coordinating metrics reporting on a volunteer basis. Between April 2016 and June 2018 I was a contractor as Partnerships Coordinator for the library, before converting to a full time Program Officer role in July 2018. From January 2020 I have been the Product Manager for the team in the Product department. In 2021 I am transitioning to begin work on a new Moderator Tools project.

My work

I'm the Product Manager for The Wikipedia Library, where we support editors in creating trustworthy and verifiable content across Wikimedia projects by providing free access to a library of reliable sources.

I work on both the technical direction of our work and coordinate the library's partnerships with publishers, aggregators, and online reference works, which involves both reaching out to new potential partners and overseeing ongoing partnerships.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • Email: swalton(_AT_)

  • On IRC: Samwalton9