Grants:Project/Rapid/Bukky658/WikiGLAM Awareness for Librarians in Kwara State

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Bukky658/WikiGLAM Awareness for Librarians in Kwara State
To create awareness on the various Wikimedia products/ projects that librarians in Kwara State can adopt to promote digital information literacy, open knowledge, and free access to information in Kwara State.
targetWikipedia and Wikidata
start date1st August
start year2021
end date31st August
end year2021
budget (local currency)NGN 784,400
budget (USD)US 1,910.46
grant typeIndividual
granteeBukky658
contact(s)• bukolajames2017@gmail.com
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Project Goal[edit]

Briefly explain what you are trying to accomplish with this project, or what do you expect will change as a result of this grant. Example goals include, "recruit new editors", "add high quality content", or "train existing editors on a specific skill".

  1. Recruit 25 new Wikibrarian editors for the proposed WikiGLAM related activities on Wikipedia and sister projects.
  2. Create awareness among librarians in Ilorin on the relevance and impacts of WikiGLAM projects in libraries.
  3. promote the use of Wikipedia and its sisters' project among Librarians in Ilorin.

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

There is a huge gap in the way librarians in Kwara State interact with Wikipedia and its sisters' projects. Many librarians in Kwara State do not have adequate knowledge about Wikimedia projects/products, and this has led to the inadequate visibility and lack of widespread adoption in information processing, retrieval, and dissemination to information seekers.
We attempt to bridge this gap by creating awareness on the various Wikimedia products/ projects that librarians in Kwara State can adopt to promote open knowledge and free access to information.
We attempt to equipped librarians with the prerequisite knowledge on how to edit and improve articles on Wikipedia with Wikidata relevant and reliable sources.
We attempt to offer librarians ample opportunity to learn about various ways, and actions that will create visibility for their library collections online and also raise awareness on how this project provides opportunities beyond information service delivery.
We will help them gain insight into the inner workings of Wikiglam to promote and enhance the librarian's digital and information literacy skills.

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)?

We have liaised and shared this project with the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) as well as the Nigerian Library Association, Kwara (NLA) State Chapter. The
We have shared this project with the WikiProject Nigeria Community .WikiProject Community Notification
We will also share this project on our social media pages to encourage participation by using paid promotions to reach many of the librarians in Kwara State.
We will share this project with heads of library and Information Science Schools in Kwara State.
We will notify library staff within Kwara State.

Why are you targeting a specific audience?

Because this project is limited to librarians and library students in Kwara State.

What will you have done at the end of your project?

Increase awareness on the effective usage of Wikipedia and Wikidata among librarians in Kwara State.
Promote open knowledge and open access to information by librarians in Kwara State.
Equip librarians with the prerequisite knowledge on how to edit and improve articles on Wikipedia with Wikidata relevant and reliable sources.
Offer librarians ample opportunity to learn about various ways and actions that will create visibility for their library collections online.
Librarians will gain insight into the inner workings of Wikiglam to promote and enhance digital and information literacy skills.

How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

Through continuous engagement and follow-up with the participants.

Are you running any in-person events or activities?

Yes

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:

Risk Assessment

Impact[edit]

How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more specific to your project:

  1. Number of total participants:30
  2. Number of new editors: 20
  3. Number of articles created or improved : 100

Resources[edit]

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).

(Bukky658)- (Project Lead) she is an experienced wikibrarian, Librarian in training, and a fellow of the WikiAFlib Cohort 1. She has participated in series of online contests such as WPWP, WikiSDGs, WikiLoveAfrica, Wiki Activate, WikiSanta, WikiExpedition, etc.
(AfricanLibrarian)- (Resource person) she is an experienced Wikibrarian facilitator and Director, Human Capacity and Training for the African Library Institutions and Associations(AfLIA) who has worked on different online training programs of AfLIA as a mentor and content developer. She will be doing a presentation at the seminar on the Relevance of Wikiglam among Librarians in Kwara State.
(Olani Olabimpe) -(Resource person) she is an experienced library administrator and director at the National Library of Nigeria Kwara State Branch with over 30 years of experience. she also doubles as the chairman of, Nigerian Library Association Kwara State chapter. she will be doing a presentation at the seminar on the Uses and Utilization of Library Materials for Research Capacity.
(Timmylegend)- (Resource person) He is an experienced Wikipedian, Ex-president of Unilorin Wikimedia Fan Club, and project coordinator of various campaigns at the University of Ilorin Wikimedia community such as 1Lib1Ref, Art+Feminism, Wiki Loves Africa, WikiExpedition, and Wikipedia pages wanting photos. He will be the facilitator for day 2 at the seminar, using instructional materials.
(Omolarabasirat)-(Master of Ceremony) She is a Wikibrarian, and librarian in training at the Kwara State University Malete, Nigeria.
(Linason Blessing)-(Communications and Publicity) she is a Wikibrarian and Librarian in training. she is highly skilled in social media engagements, publicity, and strategic communications.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:

  • Library Space: NGN 100,000.00 X 2days = NGN 200,000
  • Food and drinks: NGN3,500.00 X 30 for 2days= NGN 105,000
  • Internet Bundle for team members and participants (during the seminar and post project report writing) = NGN 30,000.00
  • graphics designing, printing of posters and Roll up banners = NGN 30,000
  • Projector renting = NGN 15,000
  • DSLR Camera Rental = NGN 10,000 x 2 days = NGN 20,000
  • Branded Nose Masks: NGN400 X 30=NGN12,000
  • Hand sanitizers for participants and facilitators at the 2days seminars =

NGN 10,000.00

  • Certificate of participation for participants = NGN 38,000
  • Airfare for 2 Facilitators: = NGN70,000 ×

2ways = NGN 140,000

  • Airport Taxi fare and local running for 2 facilitators NGN10,000 x 2 = NGN 20,000
  • Accomodation for 2 facilitators = NGN 15,000 x 2days = NGN 30,000
  • Shirts for organizers and active participants:NGN 38,400
  • Souvenirs for participants : NGN 2000 x 30 participants = NGN 60,000
Total = NGN 784,400 |US 1,910.46

Endorsements[edit]

  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support This project will help bring professionals working in the GLAM sector in Kwara State to contribute to Wikimedia projects. Timmylegend (talk) 07:44, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Godstime Elijah (talk) 08:02, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support This project will help bring Wikimedia and GLAM awareness to Librarians in Kwara State. The project will in the long run help to recruit new editors and improve the content in different Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia and Wiki Commons. Omorodion1 (talk) 08:05, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong supportThis project will equip Librarians in Kwara state with the adequate knowledge on how to edit Wikipedia and participate actively in Wikimedia projects. James Rhoda (talk) 09:20, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support This project will help create awareness to all librarians In Kwara state on the value of Wiki GLAM project and further participate in other Wikipedia projects that will promote open knowledge and free access to information for library users Linason Blessing (talk) 09:28, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support This project will help assist in creating awareness among Librarians in Kwara state and to know the importance of Wikipedia to rendering effective library services. Olabisi11 (talk) 09:35, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support This project will go a long way in creating awareness and knowledge about Wikimedia and its sister's projects in Ilorin. The project will specifically equip librarians in Kwara State, Nigeria, the fundamental and core principles of Wikimedia, and digital skills required to contribute content to the Wikimedia projectsAtibrarian (talk) 11:40,29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support This is a good project that will add value to Wikipedia articles as it teaches information and digital Literacies as well as access to Edit-a-thon. Ngostary2k (talk) 12:40, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support As a librarian, I understand the importance of letting more of my colleagues learn about how to work on Wikipedia. This in turn will equip them with skills that will enable them assist their user communities to have greater access to Wikipedia as a treasure trove of knowledge AfricanLibrarian (talk) 19:31, 31 July 2021 (UTC)