Wikimedia and Libraries User Group/Worldwide activities

These goals were developed as an outcome of a survey conducted by the User Group Steering Committee in 2018

  • Develop a plan to engage with libraries in communities with historically low participation in Wikimedia projects
    • Proposed action: pick four-five countries / regions and develop ambassadors
  • Wikimedia work is business as usual in libraries by sharing case studies and communicating the benefits of engaging with Wikimedia
    • Proposed action: highlight librarian stories. Develop interview series, and highlight on social media.
  • Proactively coordinate outreach to library professionals; arrange for attendance at library conferences and events
    • Proposed action: identify four-five conferences to target (perhaps tie to first item above, countries or regions to develop)
  • Activate the user group in relation to #1lib1ref:
    • Proposed action: hold Google Hangouts that anyone is welcome to join to answer questions. After the campaign, invite people to share their #1lib1ref success stories


Past EventsEdit

Fostering Connections: Wikimedia and Libraries Global Meetup on April 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. UTC. Come and meet Wikilibrarians from all over the globe. If you are interested in the connection between Wikimedia projects and libraries, then please join us! The meeting is informal and open to everyone. If you are interested in taking part, please sign your name below.

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Presentation on Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons


Wikimedia and Libraries User Group - #1lib1ref office hours on Tuesday 26 May 2020 there will be three Zoom sessions led by members of the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group.

Agenda topicsEdit

What will we talk about / demonstrate during the hour?

  • demonstrating how to add citations
  • the importance of Wikipedia and Wikidata to libraries and librarians
  • an overview of resources for teaching / coaching library colleagues in editing skills
  • Wikipedia Library and how people can join it
  • .... and more ....


30 May 2019 09:00 Sydney / 29 May 16:00 Pacific/ 29 May 23:00 GMT

#1lib1ref is a global campaign to encourage library staff to add references to articles in Wikipedia to improve their accuracy and usefulness.

A Google hangout was held, focusing on what library colleagues are doing in Wikipedia on Thursday 30 May 2019 at 9am. Hosts: Merrilee and Mylee


  • Why do we need #1lib1ref (discussion)
  • How to add a citation (demo)
  • What topics to get started with .... (discussion)
  • Citation hunt (demo)
  • What are other libraries doing? (discussion)

Open tasksEdit

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