23 Mobile Things : PH & SG

We first heard about the 23 Mobile Things via IFLA 2013 Social Media Workshop.

The 23 Mobile Things Project was started and developed by Jan Holmquist who modified the program from the original 23 Things  created by Helen Blowers in 2006. Jan Holmquist conducted his own version of the program in Danish. We found a 23 mobile Things project in German and another one by ALIA NGAC (Australian Library and Information Association New Generation Advisory Committee) and New Professionals Network NZ who teamed up to offer an Australian/New Zealand 23 Mobile Things.

This year, we are going to have the first 23 Mobile Things course for the Philippines and Singapore which will commence in January and will run until June 2014. Come and join us in this learning journey! Register [Register here]

The 23 Mobile Things course is a self-paced, self-exploratory online course that brings together media-savvy professionals to share about different mobile tools and applications under a defined set of 23 Mobile Topics. Lessons and activities are designed to give an opportunity for participants to interact with one another and to understand mobile tools and applications to help them in their practice of the profession.

Completion of all 23 Things activities entitles the participant to be included in our 23 Mobile Things Wall of Fame. For librarians who are LAS members, completion of all 23 things will entitle you to 100 PDS points under “independent learning”, so remember to log in to the Activity form to track your progress. Should you have any questions, please see “Getting Started” and/or FAQs or email Karryl Kim Sagun (Philippines) or Joan Wee (Singapore) or 23mthingsphsg@gmail.com.


Karryl and Joan first met during the 4th Rizal Library International Conference in Manila in 2010. A seed of friendship has since been sowed. They met again in 2013 in Singapore during the PIPIL program conducted by NTU Libraries. Thereafter, these two ladies decided they should do a project together that involves library professionals from their countries, thus the birth of 23 Mobile Things : PH & SG.

Karryl Karryl is a Librarian (Reference & Information Services) at the Rizal Library of the Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines) and has been in the profession for three years now. She graduated with a BLIS from the University of the Philippines Diliman and holds a master’s degree in Technology Management from the same university.


Joan Joan is a Senior Librarian (New Media) at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and has been in the profession for nearly five years now. She graduated with a BSSc from National University of Singapore and held a Master in Information Studies from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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