May 20, 2022

“Israeli Librarians Win Global Wikipedia Competition”

From The Algemeiner:

Israeli librarians finished first in a recent global competition, making 4,700 edits to Wikipedia pages in a three-week span.

The campaign known on social media as #1Lib1Ref (“One Librarian, One Reference”), asks librarians from around the world to both update existing Wikipedia pages with valid references and create new posts altogether, in an effort to spread awareness and combat inaccurate online information.

The awards for the contest, which ran from Jan. 15-Feb. 5, are based on language, not location of the editors. Hebrew-language editors were the most active, Serbian librarians came in second in the competition with 4,100 edits and third place went to French with 2,750. The English language came in fourth with 2,050 online edits.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.