Librarians can help make Wikipedia a better, more cited, place!
Dear Librarians and Library Workers,
We would love to have you participate in Wikipedia’s upcoming #1lib1ref campaign, happening January 15th through February 3, 2018 during Wikipedia's sixteenth birthday.
The general idea is simple: Imagine a World where Every Librarian Adds One More Reference to Wikipedia. If every librarian in the world added one citation to Wikipedia, Wikipedia wouldn’t have any more  tags.
Libraries are fundamental allies to Wikipedia’s mission: collecting and disseminating the sum of all knowledge. Wikipedia editors have been engaging their local libraries as part of the Wikimedia movement'sGLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) outreach strategy and #1Lib1Ref is part of that.
Getting involved can be as simple as committing to add a citation to Wikipedia--you can use our Citation Hunt tool to simplify this process--or hosting a Coffee Hour, edit-a-thon, or other event at your library. We are also always looking for people to assist us with translation, publicity, or just general enthusiasm for helping improve Wikipedia.
Add the #1Lib1Ref hashtag to your edits and we can track participation. Grab yourself a #1Lib1Ref userbox for your Wikipedia page.
Main Campaign Page: http://1lib1ref.org
Citation Hunt tool: https://tools.wmflabs.org/citationhunt/en
Wikipedia + Libraries facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WikiLibrary/
1lib1ref Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1655484241139590/
Got questions or want to get started? Contact us! And thank you.
- For questions about what or how to plan, or materials: Jessamyn West firstname.lastname@example.org
- For event planning & Wikipedia integration: Alex Stinson email@example.com
- For Wikipedia Library info and help: Jake Orlowitz @wikilibrary on Twitter