Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



This study was carried out to investigate the awareness and use of Wikipedia by Academic Librarians situated in Abuja municipal of Nigeria. 5 research objectives guided the study and the population of the study consists of the entire census of Academic Librarians working in University Libraries situated in Abuja, semi-structured questionnaire was the instrument of data collection and a descriptive method of analysis was used to analyze the data. Findings show that Librarians are aware of and utilizing Wikipedia but for personal endeavors and have positive as well as negative perspectives toward Wikipedia. It was discovered that Academic Librarians of Abuja are cautious in referring patrons to Wikipedia in the course of their professional duties, and at the same skeptical to use it as a service delivery option and in conducting research, they attributed the difficulty of evaluating Wikipedia information as the major hindering factor, but generally, they utilize and frequent Wikipedia site. The study advocates proper channeling of the initiative and partnership between the Wikimedia Foundation and AFLIA on skill impact to create and edit Wikipedia content as it will go a long way in eradicating the negative impression