Imagine a World where Every Librarian Added One More Reference to Wikipedia.
Whether we admit it or not, most people start their research with Wikipedia. It serves its purpose: to give a general idea of a topic and sometimes where to find more research. Some have criticized Wikipedia and its crowd-sourced, un-referenced content, but what if we were part of a solution to fix this? Enter in #1Lib1Ref, a campaign organized by a few people at ACRL Tech Connect to get librarians to add at least one reference to Wikipedia. Check out the whole how-to on their Wikipedia page.
How can you get involved with #1Lib1Ref? Start by “citation chasing,” finding an article that is in need of citation. You can use this tool to aid in your search. Next, add a citation to a reliable source to benefit Wikipedia readers worldwide. Finally, make sure that when you add the reference to the article, you include the hashtag #1Lib1Ref in the edit summary so that the organizers can track participation.
Read more stories about #1Lib1Ref. Know that next time you are looking for something to do, instead of watching a reality show, add a reference to Wikipedia!