"Beyond underscoring the core values that Wikipedia and librarians share in relation to the democratization of ideas and the free flow of information through the open movement, this book offers valuable insights into how productive engagement with Wikipedia can act as the catalyst for professional development and workplace learning. The case studies illustrate how academic librarians can proactively build their skills to enhance the discoverability of the library collection, to work in creative ways with digital media, to use information and digital literacy as powerful pedagogical tools and to establish meaningful partnerships with groups within and beyond the university."
Gill Hallam, PhD
Freelance Information Consultant, Brisbane, Australia
Co-Chair, IFLA Section for Continuing Professional
Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL)
"From a forbidden space for students, academics, and librarians, to an open enabler for community collaboration, Wikipedia has ignited a worldwide movement.
"Wikipedia and Academic Libraries is an insightful contribution of libraries’ diverse intersections with Wikimedia-related projects and activities. It outlines some of the most important features that shape our digital lives: collaboration and the need to make visible the infodiversity we produce.
"Stunning, critical, and diverse, Wikipedia and Academic Libraries will empower libraries to lead the open movement. It is a must-read for every information professional."
Jonathan Hernández, PhD
Associated Researcher, Library and Information Institute
at the National Autonomous University of Mexico