From May 15th until June 5th the Wikipedia community in New Zealand and Australia are participating in the bi-annual 'One Librarian One Reference’ (#1Lib1Ref) campaign to encourage and support librarians to add references to Wikipedia articles to improve their quality.
“#1Lib1Ref is a campaign to encourage all librarians around the world to add at least one reference to an article in Wikipedia. By enriching the references in articles on Wikipedia you will be benefitting Wikipedia readers and helping to make Wikipedia better. Wikipedia articles relating to New Zealand particularly require the assistance of librarians. As a result of a smaller editor base in our country many articles relating to New Zealand in Wikipedia are insufficiently referenced. So please join librarians around the world to help improve the quality of content on Wikipedia.”
Siobhan Leachman, Wikimedia User Group of Aotearoa
Wikipedia editor Ambrosia10 @SiobhanLeachman
More information on the #1Lib1Ref campaign can be found here.
A number of drop-in online sessions for librarians between May 18 and June 4 where tutors can guide librarians through the process of adding references to Wikipedia. You can find details of the sessions here.
We encourage all librarians and information 'whisperers' to get involved !