It is always a very special thing for me to learn about a new version of 23 Mobile Things. This week 7 Mobile Things (7 Mobiele Dingen) from the Netherlands joined the 23 family.
The new version adds academic libraries to the project and is primarily aimed at familiarizing the library staff at Universitaire Bibliotheken Leiden with using mobile devices to gather and process scholarly information. Selected themes are “Collecting and sharing”, “Privacy” and “Reference managers”. This makes 7 Mobile Things true to the 23 vision: to explore the potential of mobile tools to deliver library services.
We have proudly added the project to our list of 23 Mobile Things versions and I want to thank Universitaire Bibliotheken Leiden and Mieneke van der Salm for doing this wonderful job with the academic version in Dutch.
23 Mobile Things is now available in 14 different versions in 7 different languages with an estimated number of around 20.000 participants world wide.
Thank you to everyone who explored the potential of mobile tools for delivering library services with me.Thank you for your participation and very relevant questions, I enjoyed it very much.
The slides are up:
I was lucky to have the chance to speak to and talk to Norweigan librarians at Neptunseminaret in Bergen today – Thanks for having me. Since Scandinavian languages are very alike (Finland excluded!) – A lot of the slides are in Danish and a few in English.
It is a new year and also 2015 will be a year of 23 Mobile Things professional development for librarians. I am very happy to welcome North East Florida to the growing 23 Mobile Things family.
On the NEFLIN blog I found this description. It is a good explanation of the 23 Mobile Things DNA – namely to explore the potential of mobile tools to deliver library services:
“This program is designed to help you become comfortable using a mobile platform and it’s tools. These apps may not be around in 5 years. That’s not the point. We hope this process helps you enlarge your comfort zone, make time for professional development and meet colleagues. We hope you will see how other librarians use some of these tools to help their libraries and think about how they may help yours. We hope this program will encourage you to try new things.”
The program will be open to the public under a Creative Commons license when it is finished but until then it is an in house professional development project for the staff of NEFLIN.
I am looking forward to learning more about what Appy hour is – and to learn more about the program and I wish all the more than 500 participants and the organizers a great learning experience – Thank you for learning with us librarians of Florida.
I was honered to present at this years Internet Librarian International in London, England. Thank you for an inspiring conference with sharing, co-learning and interesting talks with so many wonderful librarians and other library professionals.
For the other presentations I did there about Gamification and Library advocacy – Go to my slideshare page.
I had a very busy schedule at #ili2014
I also did a sharing session / Presentation at the X-track:
Lobby for Libraries – be a library avenger
And I was on loan in BORROW AN EXPERT and had a wonderful meeting about libraries community engagement and collaboration.
After the conference I went to Norway and did a keynote about the library as a community hub for learning for the very inspiring librarians in Vestfold. I had the chance to stay until lunch and be a part of their day about libraries and learning.
I am very proud to welcome another 23 mobile things program to the #23mobilethings familiy – Welcome Alaska #23mobilethingsAK. You are joining thousands of fellow libraraians and library staff from all over the planet in this co-learning opportunity. I wish you all a great learning experience – Here is my welcome video.
Learn more about 23 Mobile Things Alska
Thank you Daniel Cornwall (@DanielCornwall) for your contribution to keeping this learning program alive.
I was happy to make the keynote for “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ today. You can access the recorded version here.
Thanks to everyone who participated… Here are my slides… Feel free to follow up with questions.