Ben Vershbow

Ben is Director of Community Programs (libraries, education, cultural heritage) at Wikimedia Foundation. He has for
more than a decade worked at the intersection of libraries, scholarly communication, arts, and the web. He has founded and led
founded and led the NYPL Labs, an innovation program at New York Public Library, which spearheaded a wide range of digitization, open data, digital humanities, and crowdsourcing initiatives.

Ben currently leads the Foundation’s Community Programs team, which seeks to foster deeper collaboration between the Wikimedia movement and professional knowledge domains such as education, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, and the scientific community.