Hello Librarians and library lovers,
From May 15th to June 5th 2021, we will be joining together once again to
continue providing reliable and factual information to the world through
Wikipedia and the #1lib1ref. To participate is easy, simply add a citation
This May we are focused on:
growing the campaign in East and South East Asia with local affiliates
-- if you want to help contact Felix Nartey via (fnartey(a)wikimedia.org)
or Venus Lui (vlui-ctr(a)wikimedia.org).
working closely with AfLIA to sustain our relationship with the
Librarians network in Africa. Last year the participation from African
Librarians was overwhelming, recording about 84% of the total numbers of
edits attained (33,257). This surged our campaign to a staggering increase
of 394%YoY for the May campaign.
Supporting our long standing partner for the campaigns, IFLA as they
explore citations on Wikidata 
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
Join local events or editathons
If you are organising an activity virtually or providing a space to teach
or train people with an interest in the campaign, please add your event(s)
here. 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! Add your activity to the campaign dashboard to help
us track the activities happening across the globe. This is very
important for us to monitor the reach and success of the initiative.
Learn more in our office hour
Join the next campaigns office hour on Thursday 13th May at 3:00pm UTC,
where we will share about strategies in Asia and Africa, under the
regional or thematic approaches to campaigns in tackling topics of interest
Please tell your library, researcher and knowledge-loving friends about
#1Lib1Ref in May. We need everyone's help to make Wikipedia more reliable!
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
 - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref/Share
 - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
 - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_and_Libraries_User_Group