Grants:Project/Rapid/Ogundele1/1Lib1Ref 2022 Ibadan

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Ogundele1/1Lib1Ref 2022 Ibadan
Hosting the #1Lib1Ref project in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria with the community of Wikibrarians in Libraries and Library Schools in Oyo State 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.
start dateMay 25th
end dateJune 25th
budget (local currency)N1,176,000
budget (USD)$2,840
grant typeindividual

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

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 content
  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?

One online training and two days physical trainings

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 [[1]], Nigeria Wikibrians [[2]], The Nigerian library Association Oyo State, National Associations of Library and Information Science Student Oyo State Chapter, the Heads of Department of Library and Archival Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

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 pages on Wikibrarians in Nigeria, NLISSA Executives in University of Ibadan, Nigeria Library Association Oyo State Chapter group, and Twitter to encourage participation of many library students and librarians in Oyo 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

User:Ogundele1, User:Bukky658, User:Adefanike, User:Official_Alade

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

Yes, participants have personal computers and mobile phones.

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

We will create a Wikibrarian Whatsapp group for follow-up group to further engage them. They will get a post-event questionnaire to answer what challenge or question they have. The group will also provide them with tips on using citation hunts tool, adding verifiable and reliable references to articles on Wikipedia.

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

This campaign will bring librarians in Ibadan together and closer to Wikipedia and it sister project.


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 - 50
  3. Number of new editors - 25
  4. Number of of articles created or improved - 200
  5. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events) - 20


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).

A 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: $200 x 2 = $400
  • Food and Drinks: $10 x 2 x 50 participants = $1000
  • Internet & Communication= $120
  • Data Support for 50 Participants= $400
  • Zoom subscription = $55
  • Router rental= $25
  • DSLR Camera rental= $30
  • Awareness (Graphics designing of posters and roll up banner)= $80
  • Nose Mask = $70
  • Projector rental = $20
  • Hand Sanitizers for participants and organisers at the physical events = $50
  • Branded hoodies for organisers: $20 x 4 = $80
  • Branded souvenirs for participants and organisers: $10 x 35 = $430
  • Contingency funds (logistics, bank charges )= $70
  • Total - USD2,840/NGN1,176,000


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Strong support Strong support This project will serve as an opportunity for Librarians in Ibadan to contribute actively on Wikipedia.James Rhoda (talk)

This is a good idea, every opportunity to improve the reach of Wikipedia in Nigeria is a great one. More Librarians joining the movement is very important for us.Semmy1960 (talk) 10:21, 27 April 2022 (UTC)