Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Wikipedia Connection/Semester Funding for Workshops and Events in Spring 2017/Report

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Comments from I JethroBT (WMF)[edit]

Hi SuperHamster and Kevin Payravi, thanks for your work on this report on the workshops and events you organized this past spring at Ohio State. Here are my comments / questions on your report:

  • Congratulations on your outcomes. It looks like your participants were very productive and interested in improving a wide variety of topics. Could you provide a link to the list of these articles in the report? Also, referring to the Wikipedia Takes Columbia event, could you add a few photos from the event that were taken or incorporated into articles onto the report page here?
  • Your 1Lib1Ref training event was the first time training library staff on adding sources. How did it go? What sort of questions or feedback did you get from the staff? Are there plans for continued work with the Thompson Library?
  • Thanks for your notes about the transition in leadership. Please feel free to reach out to us as well if you need support or guidance on planning your events or programs. :)

This report is nominally approved. As for the remaining funds of 367.67, if you would like to reallocate these funds for a future event, we will require a new Rapid Grant proposal in the next 21 days (by July 27th) describing how these funds would be used. Otherwise, the funds will need to be returned to the Wikimedia Foundation. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 18:05, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi @I JethroBT (WMF): Thank you for the review and feedback! Apologies for taking a while to get back to you - been busy with some other projects.
  • I've incorporated your requested changes on the report; more in-depth statistics and an article list can be found on our course page. I've also added images from our Wikipedia Takes Columbus event.
  • Re. our 1Lib1Ref training session was great! We had a small but satisfactory turnout of six Ohio State librarians. Myself, our vice president Rimmel.Edits, and our faculty (librarian) advisor leigh.bonds were there to teach and help out. We gave a quick overview of Wikipedia and referencing, gave an example of how to add a reference to Wikipedia, and demo'ed the Citation Hunt tool - then we let the librarians do their thing. Most of the questions were technical - for example, questions about where to find the "insert citation" button, re-using a reference within an article, etc. Given the librarian's knowledge of researching, as well as knowledge of Ohio State's own databases, our librarians were well off in terms of actually finding citations for content. We found the Citation Hunt tool to be very useful and the librarians loved it; since each of our librarians specialized in a certain area, they utilized Citation Hunt's category filter to find missing citations from subjects within their field. I do hope we host another 1Lib1Ref event again in January; it will be on our list of recommended annual activities for our future leadership.
  • I'll inform our future leadership about the rapid grant and we'll get one going. Thank you! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 06:12, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
@SuperHamster: Thanks for your responses! IT's good to hear that the Citation Hunt tool was a good fit for the event and audience. I'll mark this report as approved, but please leave a note here when the next proposal is submitted. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 15:28, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Hi @I JethroBT (WMF): The new leadership submitted a new rapid grant yesterday here, and is being reviewed by Delphine. Thank you! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 20:10, 27 July 2017 (UTC)