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Ms Karryl Kim Abella Sagun

PhD Student (Information Studies)

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information
Nanyang Technological University
31 Nanyang Link
Singapore 637718

Phone: (65) 67906565
Office: 05-15, WKWSCI

Research, Teaching & Professional Experience

Prior to pursuing a postgraduate degree in Information Studies, Karryl was previously connected with the Ateneo de Manila University as Assistant to the Director for Special Programs & Events and Head Reference Librarian of the Rizal Library, where she worked for four years. She has been in the business of books and publishing for the past seven years, having been connected with a magazine publishing company and a marketing company for publishers before joining the academe.

Karryl keeps her hands busy through various research and project collaborations, the latest of which is the online course for library professionals, 23 Mobile Things: Philippines & Singapore. She obtained her degrees in Technology Management (2010) and Library and Information Science (2007) from the University of the Philippines, and is currently working on her PhD under the supervision of Associate Professor Brendan Luyt. Her research interests include print culture, social media, and library marketing.


  • Sagun, K. K. A. (2013). Internet Memes as an Information Dissemination Tool for Libraries: The Ateneo De Manila University Experience. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 103, 542-550.
  • David, L. T., & Sagun, K.K.A. (2012). Increasing Awareness and Use of the Library's Resources and Facilities through Relationship Marketing Strategies. Library Management, 33(4/5), 292-296.
  • Dizon, F. R., Sagun, K. K. A., & Alfiler-Macalalad, A. G. P. (2010). Quo Vadis? LIS Postgraduate Education in the Philippines. Education for Information, 28(2), 227-231.

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • Minimal Resources with Maximum Impact: Low-Cost and Sustainable Means for Library Promotion. Presented at the IATUL (International Association of University Libraries) Conference (2014) held in Helsinki, Finland.
  • 23 Mobile Things: A Case Study (co-authored with Joan Wee of Nanyang Technological University Libraries). Presented at the 5th m-Libraries Conference (2014) held in Hong Kong.
  • Librarian as Researcher and Knowledge Creator: Examining Librarians’ Research Involvement, Perceived Capabilities and Confidence (co-authored with Rhea Apolinario, Marian Ramos-Eclevia, Carlos Eclevia, Jr., and Eimee Lagrama). Presented at the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) World Library & Information Congress (2014) held in Lyon, France.
  • What Does It Meme? Using Internet Memes to Promote Services of the Rizal Library. Poster presented at the IFLA World Library & Information Congress (2013) held in Singapore.
  • Translating Librarianese: Speaking the Language of Users to Improve Reach of Product and Service Promotions. Presented at the IASL (International Association of School Libraries) Regional Conference on School Librarianship (2012) held in the Philippines.