23 Mobile Things for Libraries

23 Mobile Things: Exploring the Potential of Mobile Tools for Delivering Library Services is a free self-paced online course in which you'll learn about mobile technologies that are changing the way people, society and libraries access information and communicate with each other.

The course is freely available to anyone who has access to a mobile device (tablet or smartphone).  Take advantage of this free course that offers you a chance to build your awareness, knowledge, and skills at your own pace!

Creators of the course say they're "interested in exploring ways that libraries and library staff can use mobile technologies to deliver library services, to engage with their communities and for their own professional development."

Here's a list of all 23 Mobile Things (apps & social networking tools for both Android and iOS mobile platforms) covered in the course:

  1. Twitter
  2. Taking a photo with a mobile device:  Instagram / Flickr app / Snapchat
  3. eMail on the move
  4. Maps and checking in: Foursquare
  5. Photos + Maps + Apps: Historypin / What was there / Sepia Town
  6. Video: YouTube and screencasts
  7. Communicate: Skype / Google Hangout
  8. Calendar
  9. QR codes
  10. Social reading: RSS / Flipboard / Feedly / Goodreads / Pocket
  11. Augmented reality: Layar
  12. Games: Angry Birds / Wordfeud
  13. Online identity: FaceBook and LinkedIn
  14. Curating: Pinterest / Scoop.it / Tumblr
  15. Adobe ID
  16. eBooks and eBook apps: Project Gutenberg / Kindle / Overdrive / Bluefire / Kobo, etc.
  17. Evernote and Zotero
  18. Productivity tools: Doodle / Remember the Milk / Hackpad / any.do /  30/30
  19. File sharing: Dropbox
  20. Music: last.fm / Spotify
  21. Voice interaction and recording
  22. eResources vendor apps
  23. Digital storytelling

The 23 Mobile Things course is open to anyone to participate, however there are no prizes or certificates.

Image credit: by me, via Wordle