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From: Felix Nartey <>
Subject: [libraries] #1Lib1Ref in January 2020!
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:02:44 AM EST
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Librarians and library lovers,

From January 15th to February 5th we will be joining together around the world to make Wikipedia more reliable. You can participate in #1Lib1Ref by simply adding a citation to Wikipedia's content!

That's all we ask and imagine: a world in which every librarian (or archivist, reference professional, and scholar) adds 1 more reference to Wikipedia. This is the fifth year of the #1Lib1Ref campaign and we couldn’t be more excited to support another year of activities.

Full resources and guides for participating are available on the campaign website (

If you are planning to host a coffee hour or a edit-a-thon focused on #1Lib1Ref, and you need funding for the event, you will be able to apply for a Rapid Grant. For the best chance of approval, requests should be made in the month of November, since requests related to #1Lib1Ref will be given priority by the Grants team during November.

You can make sure your contribution is counted by using the Program and Events Dashboard for your event, institution, or region, and using the #1Lib1Ref hashtag in your edit summary. Login to start a new event or join an existing one for the January campaign here:

Please tell your library and library-loving friends about #1Lib1Ref in January. We need everyone's help to make Wikipedia more reliable!

You can join the 1Lib1Ref community via the Libraries (, and 1Lib1Ref ( mailing lists, or by joining the Wikimedia + Libraries User Group:

You can learn about last year's campaign and what we learnt in our recently released blog post on Wikimedia Space:


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