After taking part in the 2017 edition of #1Lib1ref, the community from Côte d'Ivoire organized a set of activities as part of the #1Lib1ref campaign 2018. Among these activities was a preparation meeting with APSID-CI, an organization gathering librarians and with which we signed an agreement recently. The goal of this meeting was to prepare a #1Lib1ref edit-athon scheduled for 26 January.
11 articles improved by 11 librarians,
On Friday January 26, a workshop was held at the headquarters of Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire (WCUG-CI). The session started with a discussion between participants and volunteer wikimedians around Wikipedia pillars and the content gap regarding African contents. Shortly after the discussion, a more practical phase took place and librarians were given the chance to improve contents related to their country. Each participant improved one article by inserting references, fixing typos, or adding additional information backed up by a reference. Statistics are available on outreach dashboard.
This year in Côte d'Ivoire, #1Lib1ref sessions will be extended beyond February 03. Two upcoming edit-athons are scheduled with librarians: 23 February and 23 March.