The annual #1Lib1Ref is underway. You have until Feb 5 to create your account and make one edit using Citation Hunt.
There are some friendly contests going on. According to the Wikimedia-1 mailing list,
“What a first week! 3,341 edits from 21 languages. French is leading with 1,382 and user Mgquebec out front (265).”
Canada is doing something too, so I’m sure the Canadian librarians will be way ahead of the Americans. Here is the notice from Merilee Profitt of OCLC:
For those of you who are thinking about socking, and trying to disguise yourself by putting #1Lib1Ref in the edit summary, this is not as easy as it looks. I doubt you would even reach the 10 edits needed for autoconfirm. That said, it would be hilarious to see Wikipediocracy or Sucks try to compete in this.
Oh, I almost forgot the poop.
America’s favorite librarian, and former Metafilter mod, Jessamyn West @jessamyn
Jessamyn is also busy fixing articles:
“You know that thing where you look up a mixed-gender band on Wikipedia and all the guys have individual articles about them and the woman’s name just redirects to the band page? I hate that. So I fixed it for Lorna Doom. RIP. #1lib1ref https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorna_Doom “
“Deborah Chessler was a young Jewish woman writing songs for a black R&B group (who she managed/toured with) in segregated Baltimore. Her name was all over Wikipedia for songwriting but she didn’t have her own article. Now she does. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deborah_Chessler … #1lib1ref “
“Also now fixed it for Sara Lund. Who went to the same library school I did, so you know she’s badass. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Lund “
If Rep. Rashida Tlaib is setting new goalposts for female Muslim politicians by calling Trump a “motherfucker” during an event in a bar (even RollingStone won’t print it), Jessamyn, “proud member of the librarian resistance”, is surely setting a new standard for librarians with her use of “shit” and “badass” on Twitter.