Global campaign #1Lib1Ref in its first year in Serbia showed a great interest of librarians of two signtific Serbian libraries, but the other editors too, to participate and add missing references to Wikipedia.
Wikimedia Serbia sent the invitations to more than 50 libraries in Serbia, but the main partners in this campaign were University Library “Svetozar Markovic” and Belgrade City Library.
On January 23rd University Library hosted a workshop for newbies, but experienced Wiki-librarians as well. Ivana Guslarevic, GLAM coordinator of Wikimedia Serbia introduced participants with the Wikimedia movement, but also the importance of libraries for Wikipedia, showing the examples of partnerships and contributions around the world. Aleksandra Popovic from the University Library held a practical workshop of editing Wikipedia, showing librarians how to add references. Just in that day, librarians added more than 100 references! But, the other goals were reached too, like expanding an interest for more contribution to Wikipedia. Some of the newbies reached Wikimedia Serbia in next days wanting to contribute even more, especially in writing new articles.
Later in February it will be organized a new event for all contributors in this campaign. Wikimedia Serbia will symbolically award three librarians with the biggest number of edits with a vouchers for books and other wiki-promo material.