Côte d'Ivoire report
Edit-athon on February 23 with librarians
On Friday, February 23, a training session was held with 8 librarians. This #1Lib1ref session, the second of this kind in 2018, took place as the original period of #1Lib1ref campaign was expanded in Côte d'Ivoire until March 2018.
The edit-athon included an introduction to the Wikipedia and to the Wikimedia movement followed by rich discussions. One librarian who participated in a previous session also shared his view regarding how useful Wikipedia can be for a librarian. Shortly after, participants made their first edits during a more practical phase, improving articles related to Côte d'Ivoire in general, adding references when needed. The African Institut of Medias (Côte d'Ivoire), one of WCUG-CI partners, hosted the event.
Edits statistics are available via Outreach dashboard and all pictures on Commons at Category:1Lib1ref 2018 en Côte d'Ivoire (23 February)
Invitations to host future sessions
Amid these sessions, others GLAM institutions showed interest into hosting #1Lib1ref edit-athons. March will bear two session with librarians. The first one will happen on 8th March, at LARIT (a scientific laboratory specialized IT whose librarians attended January #1Lib1Ref edit-athon) and the second one on 9th March at the National Library of Côte d'Ivoire.
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