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Add one reference on Wikipedia and enter the competition!


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

Want to get involved? From 15 January – 5 February 2024, the #1Lib1Ref challenge will be open to librarians around the world. Not a librarian? That’s okay! Because anyone can get involved.

What is the challenge? Post at least one Wikipedia reference!
Any citation to a credible source will help Wikipedia readers around the world.

To be entered into the draw for Wikimedia-themed prizes, be sure to add the relevant “hashtag” in the summary of your edit. How to do it? Fill in the edit summary, write e.g. “adding a reference”, and add the hashtag #1Lib1Ref.

This year you can also compete in the Central European Region competition! The winner will then receive a voucher for the international Wikistore. Just add a second hashtag: #1Lib1RefCEE. Are you up for it?

Why librarians? Who else but librarians are so well placed to maintain the quality of citations on the Czech 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.

The bi-annual campaign with #1Lib1Ref 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.

Photo used: Library Místek.jpg, by Stenly Priesol, CC-BY-SA-4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.


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