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Imagine a World where Every Librarian Added One More Reference to Wikipedia!

Wikimedia Canada invites Canadian GLAMU (galleries, libraries, archives, museums and universities) to participate in this year’s #1Lib1Ref / #1Bib1Ref campaign and competition!

From Tuesday 15 January 2019 to Tuesday 5 February 2019 we invite GLAMU institutions across Canada to join us in a friendly competition where we add references to Wikipedia articles in any language! Let’s make Wikipedia better together.

Last year there was a small Montréal based competition that was won by Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ). This year we want this competition to be from coast to coast! Is BAnQ going to be able to come out again on top or is another GLAMU institution going to snatch that crown!?

2018 #1Lib1Ref Rankings:

  1. BAnQ : 293 references
  2. Université de Montréal : 109
  3. McGill University : 105
  4. Bibliothèques de Montréal : 68
  5. UQAM - Université du Québec à Montréal : 25
  6. Cinémathèque québécoise: 4

Learn more about the Global #1Lib1Ref campaign here.

Canadian Event Dashboard for the participating GLAMU Institutions. The Dashboard will be used to compile statistics and determine the winners. We can create it for you and if you are unsure on how to use it, write us so we can help. [1].

Any question, contact or

Join us!
  Job opportunity: Wikipedian in residence at Concordia University
Concordia University Library in Montreal, Quebec seeks a Wikipedian in residence to engage with the community and to contribute to its goal of fostering digital literacy. The overarching goal of the residency is the promotion of Wikipedia, digital literacy, and the creation of a long-lasting partnership between the Wikimedia Foundation and Concordia. On-site attendance is expected. The residency is planned for one year, beginning in the winter of 2019.

See the offer on Concordia University's website