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

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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

  • Yes, we did and we are happy that the project was a success.

We hosted 2 editathons and had new editors and existing editors. The librarians were so eager to learn and explore the various Wikimedia products to promote open access to information for quality service delivery. The Librarians asked relevant questions about Wiki-Glam initiatives, reliability of Wikipedia sources, creating articles, and editing wiki pages. The facilitators were very helpful in providing them with the answers to their questions and guiding them through the editing process as they followed up with new editors between sessions and helped monitor the articles they worked on. It took longer than we expected for new editors to learn the basic skills to create new articles, so we focused our efforts on helping them add reliable sources, and hyperlinks to existing articles as well as improving existing Wikidata Items.


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Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
Number of events:2 2 2 physical events
30 participants 31 31 persons participated
Number of new editors: 20 23 A total of 23 new editors participated
Number of articles created or improved: 100 126 articles created, 512 articles edited, 48 references added 126 articles and items was created or improved. There was more work focused on improving articles and Wikidata items than creating new articles dashboard


Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?

The publicity and awareness made in libraries and museums in Kwara state made the turn up of participants increase greatly. We also sent emails, text messages and made announcements on the Nigerian Library Association Kwara State Chapter group to keep everyone informed. The Museum office was also visited to create awareness for interested participants. We followed up on each participant to make sure they got to the venue on time and ensure that all new editors created an account, user page and joined the event dashboard before the commencement of the training.

  • What did not work so well?

The library space had a limited power supply which affected our training schedule. Although we did an overview presentation at each editathons for new editors, we found out that it took more one-on-one support for participants to be able to make their first edits. We spent too much time talking and answering questions on the WIKI-GLAM initiatives and pillars of Wikipedia because it was new to them.

  • What would you do differently next time?

We will consider using another library space with a constant power supply, provide participants with the training presentation slides, include pre-event questions and comment options on the participants' registration form before the commencement of the training to prepare ahead of time and avoid spending too much time answering questions .


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

  • 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, the 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
  • Accommodation 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

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

  • No

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

Pictures from the events