Grants:Project/Rapid/Bukky658/1Lib1Ref 2022 Kwara

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Bukky658/1Lib1Ref 2022 Kwara
I would like to host the #1Lib1Ref project in Kwara, Nigeria with the new community of Wikibrarians in Libraries and Library Schools in Kwara. Hosting this event will increase Librarians and Library students participation in promoting open verifiable knowledge and join the global campaign to make Wikipedia more reliable. Through hosting the event we will be able to improve the content on Wikipedia by adding at least one reference to articles. In addition, the project will raise awareness of the Wikimedia Movement and recruit new editors.
targetEnglish Wikipedia
start date30th January
end date28 February
budget (local currency)NGN 737,785
budget (USD)$1,801

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Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors.
  2. Increase skills for existing editors.
  3. Add or improve citation content in Wikipedia articles.
  4. Promote the use of Wikipedia as a reference tool for librarians.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

Two online trainings and one physical editathon

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

We have informed WUGN here, The Nigerian library Association Kwara State Chapter, National Associations of Library and Information Science Student North-Central Chapter, the Heads of Departments of Library and Information Science Schools, National, Public, Academic, Private, Research, Special and School Libraries in Kwara State.

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

We will also share this project on various social media handles such as Facebook, Whatsapp Wikibrarians in Nigeria, NLISSA Executives, Nigeria Library Association Kwara Chapter group, and Twitter to encourage participation of many library students and librarians in Kwara State.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.
For example: User:I JethroBT

Bukky658, James Rhoda, Linason Blessing, Ridzaina,

5. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Yes, we expect all participants to have an internet enabled device and at least basic computer knowledge.

6. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

We will add them to the existing Wikibrarian Whatsapp follow-up group to further engage them. The group will provide them with tips on using citation hunts tool, adding verifiable and reliable references to articles on Wikipedia. In addidtion, We will send a post-event questionnaire and also provide a cheatsheet they can use when unsure.

7. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

Yes,Risk Assessment protocol

8. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

This campaign will serve as a follow-up to the September WikiGLAM awareness training/editathon for librarians in Kwara State.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events: 3
  2. Number of participants: 30
  3. Number of new editors: 10
  4. Number of articles created or improved: 100
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events): 15


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

We have a strong team of 4 experienced Wikimedians who will lead the campaign.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  • Library Space: $242
  • Food and Drinks: $10 x 30 participants = $600
  • Internet & Communication= $75
  • Data Support for 30 Participants=$230
  • Router rental= $25
  • DSLR Camera rental= $30
  • graphics designing of posters and Roll up banners= $80
  • Nose Mask:$1 x 30 = $30
  • Projector rental: $20
  • Hand Sanitizers for participants and organisers at a physical events = $15
  • Branded hoodies for organisers : $17 x 4 = $68
  • Branded souvenirs for participants and organisers: $10 x 30 = $300
  • Contingency funds (logistics, bank charges )=$86

Total = $1,801


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

Strong support Strong support This project will educate the participants on the essence of having reference to an information and how to add those references.Linason Blessing (talk) 05:51, 13 December 2021 (UTC)

Strong support Strong support This project will enlighten New and Experienced Editors on the importance and method of adding quality citations to Articles and items on Wikipedia.James Rhoda (talk) 06:40, 13 December 2021 (UTC)

Strong support Strong support This project will help increase the number of new editors and also provide both the new and the already existing editors with the adequate knowledge required to add notable citations to Articles on Wikipedia. Ridzaina (talk) 06:51, 13 December 2021 (UTC)

Strong support Strong support this project will enlighten more people about wikipedia as a platform to reach a lot of valid information , and will also help to get more editors , and to educate old and new editors as well on the importance of adding proper citations and references to articles.Mijesty