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A Booktalk - Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: A Global Project[edit]

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

  • Laurie Bridges, User:Bridges2Information, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Oregon State University, USA
  • Michael David Miller, User:BiblioQC, Associate Librarian and Liaison Librarian for French Literature, Economics and Gender Studies, McGill University, Canada
  • Adaora Obuezie, Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Francesc Fort, Wikimedia Metaorganizer in the Land of Valencia, Spain
  • Crystal Fulton, University College Dublin; Reebecca O’Neill, Wikimedia Community Ireland; Marta Bustillo, University College Dublin, Ireland

Contact email[edit]

Email address: Laurie.Bridges@oregonstate.edu


  • Experience Sharing Panels
  • Publication and Research at the intersection of Wikimedia+Libraries

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Panel discussions, especially sharing advocacy and outreach efforts in local contexts (45 minutes or 75 minutes)

Keywords and hashtags[edit]

#Booktalk #EditedBook #Authors


In 2021 we published an open access edited volume, Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: A Global Project. In this panel presentation we will discuss the process of creating an edited volume and chapter authors will discuss their chapters.

Laurie Bridges, one of the co-editors, will discuss the process of pulling together an editorial team, finding a publisher, selecting book chapters, and raising funds. She’ll share a few things learned along the way to final publication.
Michael David Miller will discuss his chapter which describes his contribution, as a liaison librarian, in addressing the Québécois LGBTQ+ gap in the Francophone Wikipedia project, WikipédiaFR.
Adaora Obuezie will discuss her co-authored chapter about African Librarians' experiences with wikimedia through #AfLibWk #1Lib1Ref campaign and the journey so far.
Francesc Fort will discuss his co-authored chapter about the Bibliowikis initiative in the Catalan-speaking areas.
Crystal Fulton, Rebecca O’Neill, and Marta Bustillo will discuss their collaborative chapter about learning design to embed digital citizenship skills in the undergraduate classroom.

Expected outcomes[edit]

Participants will leave with some basic knowledge about how to begin the process of creating an OA edited volume.
Participants will leave with new Wikipedia ideas that can be adapted and implemented in their own libraries and educational settings.
Participants will leave inspired to read the book!

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

45 minutes

Specific requirements[edit]

We will need a projector (slideshow ability). Presenters have proposed other presentations.

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]

  1. Obuezie (talk) 18:57, 17 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Ngostary2k (talk) 00:06, 18 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  3. --Jeb (talk) 05:14, 18 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Iwuala Lucy (talk) 16:17, 19 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  5. --Anntinomy (talk) 18:02, 20 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  6. FRomeo (WMF) (talk) 13:23, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  7. I'd be interested to know about how you presented the licensing to authors. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 16:39, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  8. EriedgenArc (talk) 12:00, 23 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Lilian Viana (talk) 22:32, 26 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]