Hello Librarians and library lovers,
>From January 15th to February 5th 2021 we will be joining together once
again to continue providing reliable and factual information to the world
through Wikipedia. You can participate in #1Lib1Ref by simply adding a
citation to Wikipedia's content to improve the quality and reliability for
the millions of users of the platform!
Since we are celebrating the “human” part of the Wikimedia movement for
Wikipedia 20: we are focused this year on how every single human (librarian
or archivist, reference professional, and scholar) can add one more
reference to Wikipedia. This year has highlighted how important Wikipedia’s
citations are for access to reliable and unbiased information. The
#1lib1ref campaign is a great way to strengthen Wikimedia community
relationships with the library, information and research professionals who
create that knowledge and share it with the world.
How can you engage?
We invite you to engage in three ways:
Make an edit - Participate globally and virtually by adding citations to
Organise - Lead a community activity or event in your library, country
Amplify - Share and just keep sharing the campaign within your networks
and help us reach out to library and research communities around the
In light of the pandemic, we strongly encourage virtual activities and
advise everyone to follow the WHO health guidelines. If restrictions
have been lifted in your country and are considering organising in-person
events, kindly follow the Wikimedia COVID risk assessment for events.
Ensure all your contributions are recorded by using the #1Lib1Ref hashtag
in your edit summary. This is very important for us to monitor the reach
and success of the initiative.
Please tell your library, researcher and knowledge-loving friends about
#1Lib1Ref in January. We need everyone's help to make Wikipedia more
You can join the 1Lib1Ref community via the Libraries (
libraries(a)lists.wikimedia.org), and 1Lib1Ref (1lib1ref(a)lists.wikimedia.org)
mailing lists, or by joining the Wikimedia + Libraries User Group.
 - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref/Share
 - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
 - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Risk_assessment_during_COVID-19
 - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_and_Libraries_User_Group
Community and Partnerships Coordinator, Campaigns
*Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>*