Wikipedia:Meetup/Western University/1Lib1Ref 2020
- 1Lib1Ref 2020 has started.
What is #1Lib1Ref?
1Lib1Ref is a campaign inviting every librarian on Earth to improve the quality of Wikipedia articles by adding missing citations. Any citation to a reliable source is a benefit to Wikipedia readers worldwide. The goal is for every participant to add a single reference to Wikipedia during the campaign period, which runs from January 15 to February 5. Western is hosting three events during which you can learn about Wiki editing, become a Wiki Editor yourself and help us eliminate the backlog of "citation needed" notices.
There will be food, prizes and the opportunity to meet and network with other library workers throughout Western Libraries. It's fun, exciting and afterwards you'll be able to put a line on your resume about being a Wiki Editor. Plus, you'll be improving the information landscape for Wikipedia users worldwide!
Have your edits count in the friendly competition between academic libraries! Visit the Dashboard to see our contributions
|Competition Kick-Off||Wednesday January 15||11:30am-1:30pm||FIMS FNB 3010 Computer Lab|
|Edit-a-Thon||Wednesday January 22||11:30am-1:30pm||FIMS FNB 3010 Computer Lab|
|Wiki Tuesday||Tuesday February 4||11:00am-1:00pm||Weldon Instruction Room|
What to expect
On the day of an event, drop into the lab and find an available computer (you can also use your own device). If you don't already have one, go to Wikipedia and create a free account. Choose your name wisely or you'll be stuck with something silly like PrincessPrickly for the rest of your life (speaking from experience).
There will be people available to help you get started or you can follow the self-guided instructions below.
The goal is to add at least 1 citation and tag the edit with #1Lib1Ref and #WLib so we can track our impact.
Thank you for participating in #1Lib1Ref 2020. Add your name by clicking Edit Source at the top of this page, scrolling down to the Participants section and type your username or real name and click Publish Changes. If you weren't able to attend in person but still added a citation, make sure you add your name as well!
- Kendall Sturgeon
- Erin Johnson
- Annabelle Drobniak
- Alie Visser
- Christina Zoricic
- Liz Sutherland
- Matt Barry
- Sandy Moore
- Hridi Das
- Alex Mayhew
- Joanne Paterson
- Lisa Rae Philpott
- Jessica van Keulen
- Jess Dinan
- Pam McKenzie
- Cassie Leszczynski
- Dereje Gultineh
- Roger Chabot
- Rebecca Power
- Carlie Forsythe
- Carole Allison
- Alex Thom
- Tricia Antonelli
- Celina De Lancey
- Elizabeth Spafford
- Alison Wetheral
- Shawn Hendrikx
- Liz Hill
- Samuel Cassady
- Sara Mai Chitty
- Catherine Steeves
Event user tag
Show that you participated in #1Lib1Ref 2020!
To add this user tag to your user page, click to edit this page, copy the code, and paste to the edit box on your user page.
Citation Hunt - use this tool to add reputable sources to Wikipedia articles that are lacking them.
Simply search for a topic of interest and if a citation is needed, it will appear above the search box. If you have a source to add, select I Got This!
List of articles with unsourced statements
Here is a list of all Wikipedia articles with unsourced statements
Help with adding citations
Introduction to referencing with Visual Editor - Learn how to add citations using the Visual Editor
Introduction to referencing with Wiki Markup - Learn how to add citations using Wiki Markup
Watch this short video for instructions on how to use the Visual Editor in Wikipedia. Start the video at 3:52
Here are some open resources to consult while adding references. Please add other open resources to this list.
You might also try finding information in news sources.