Picture of an Israeli librarian, using Wikipedia, used to publicise the project
Date 15 January 2016 (2016-01-15)
Location Online
Website meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref

#1Lib1Ref ("One Librarian, One Reference") was a Wikipedia publicity drive that asked each librarian on Earth to mark the 15th anniversary of the foundation of Wikipedia, on 15 January 2016, by adding a citation to the online encyclopedia.[1][2][3]

The organisers estimated that if each librarian on the planet spent 15 minutes adding a citation, then the English Wikipedia's backlog of 350,000 [citation needed] templates would be cleared.[4]

The week long event, which ran from 15-23 January, used the hashtag "#1lib1ref".[5]


  1. Rust, Amanda (14 January 2016). "#1Lib1Ref: Imagine a World Where Every Librarian Added One More Reference to Wikipedia". Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. "#1Lib1Ref ACRL TechConnect Blog". ACRL. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. Scheeder, Donna (15 January 2016). "Wikipedia birthday greetings". International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  4. "The Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref". Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. Stinson, Alex (15 January 2016). "#1Lib1Ref: Help Celebrate Wikipedia's Birthday during 15-23 January by Adding a Reference". Retrieved 15 January 2016.

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