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Add one reference on Wikipedia!


Imagine a world where every librarian adds at least one reference to Wikipedia.
Like it? Come help us make this vision a reality!

How do you do that? From 15 May – 5 June 2022, the 1lib1ref challenge will again be open to librarians around the world, but anyone can take part!

The task is easy – add at least one reference on Wikipedia! Any citation to a credible source will help Wikipedia readers around the world.

Then be sure to add the hashtag #1Lib1Ref in the edit summary and be logged into Wikipedia. Only by doing so are you automatically entered into a draw for small Wikimedia-themed prizes and a voucher to buy books.

Why librarians? Who else but librarians are so well qualified to maintain the quality of citations on Wikipedia – they are experts in searching and providing information, and in their work they work every day with books and journals, which are invaluable sources of information for Wikipedia.

Need some advice? The challenge is also open to librarians who have no practical experience editing Wikipedia or who do not have their own account. There will be an online Open Hour for librarians on Monday 23 May 2022 from 14:00 to 16:00. Link to the consultation session here.

The bi-annual #1Lib1Ref campaign is run by the Wikimedia Foundation and supported by the Wikipedia Library Team and Wikimedia Affiliates worldwide. We also work closely with librarian communities locally and globally to promote the campaign.


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