Students interested in this project should complete the online application form here, please cite the project number 2017-05. Please include a resume, cover letter.
Purpose of the project:
Building on the success of the #1lib1ref campaign (1lib1ref.org), we are looking to launch a fall campaign focused on integrating free-to-read/open-access citations into Wikipedia articles. The student would be involved in helping to organize this campaign, including developing instructional materials, promoting the campaign, and evaluating successes/lessons learned after the campaign’s conclusion.
Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
-Develop written and/or video instructional materials for participants
-Complete development of the campaign website (drafted in MediaWiki)
-Propose and implement a promotions plan
-Assist with running the campaign, including responding to participant questions/concerns
-Evaluate the success of the campaign and note lessons learned for future activities
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
Host and student will collaborate on the running of the campaign. Host will receive a report evaluating what was and was not successful about the campaign. Students will gain experience in developing instructional materials, running a virtual program, promotions (especially via social media), and program evaluation.
Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
Winter Term 1 (September – December)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
We are planning to run the campaign during Open Access Week in October 2017; evaluation would follow.
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
Required: 508 or previous MLIS Core.
Recommended: 535 and/or 570.
Placement will be virtual; offices are located at 149 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, California 94105