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 [citation needed] 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.



Got questions or want to get started? Contact us! And thank you.

- For questions about what or how to plan, or materials: Jessamyn West jessamyn@gmail.com

- For event planning & Wikipedia integration: Alex Stinson astinson@wikimedia.org

- For Wikipedia Library info and help: Jake Orlowitz @wikilibrary on Twitter




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