Photos taken at the final physical meetup for the 1lib1ref 2022 Kwara Campaign @ Kwara State Library Board
1Lib1Ref 2022 Kwara
For the past six years, the Wikipedia Library Team and Wikimedia Affiliates around the world have been carefully and proactively working to actualize the vision of "Imagining a World where Every Librarian Added One More Reference to Wikipedia" and the #1Lib1Ref2022Kwara is part of the global #1Lib1Ref editing campaign organized for librarians, archivists, information managers, information scientists, Bibliophiles and researchers to make Wikipedia more credible and reliable, by adding one citation at a time!
"Verifiability" is one of the core content policies of Wikipedia and that’s what the 1Lib1Ref campaign focuses on. It helps direct the world to free, yet verifiable and reliable information, which clearly aligns with the skills and values of information professionals (librarians, archivists, information managers, information scientists, and researchers) to promote open access and open knowledge with billions of readers across the globe.
Relevance of the campaign to GLAM institution and professionals in Kwara Sate
1Lib1Ref 2022 Kwara serves as an opportunity for librarians and Library students to add citation to articles about people, places and organisation in Nigeria that lack references. It also provided each new and existing editors with guide on how to make use of citation hunt tool etc.
Outcome of the 1lib1ref2022Kwara Campaign
The campaign which started on the 31st January 2022, ended on the 28th of Febraury with series of two (2) online trainings which had 59 editors with 21 new editors recruited on the dashboard. They all added at least one reference to Wikipedia using the hashtag #1lib1ref #1lib1ref2022Kwara.At the end of the campaign a total of 609 references were added to Wikipedia articles as against the intial target of 100 references that was proposed. More pictures about the final training can be found on WikiCommons