What is #1Lib1Ref?
Imagine a World where Every Librarian Added One More Reference to Wikipedia.
Wikipedia is one of the first stops for readers and researchers. Let's make it better! Your goal today is to add one reference to Wikipedia! Any citation to a reliable source is a benefit to Wikipedia readers worldwide. When you edit, make sure to include the hashtag #1Lib1Ref in the edit summary.
The #1Lib1Ref campaign is supported by Wikipedia Library, a group of dedicated volunteers and Wikimedia Affiliates around the world. We also work closely with local library networks to promote the campaign. The campaign runs multiple times per year (January and May), and you can organize events any time that works for you!
Check out activities happening around you and sign up
How do you want to engage in #1Lib1Ref?
This section is tailored to suit your level of participation or interest in the campaign, you may click any of these buttons to discover new modes of participation.
Does the time not work for you? Not to worry – we've got you covered!
1Lib1Ref campaigns or events currently receive year-round support, so don't hesitate to get in touch with the team if you are organising an event out of the regular campaign schedule!
Track your impact and connect with others around the campaign
We are excited to officially map the campaign and track the overall impact of your efforts. With so much excitement around adding citations, some institutions have even used the campaign to start a healthy competition between organisations. Use the dashboard (click the button below) to register, track and showcase your event!
Fill out the feedback form
We encourage all 1Lib1Ref enthusiasts (or critics) to fill out our new feedback form to help us gather stories of your achievements and pain points about the campaign. (That form uses Google Forms).