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Lunchtime!!!

One of my biggest things since starting my new job is to bring lunch. I don’t want to end up buying lunch all the time. One thing I miss about my old job – free lunches!

Thank goodness I’m all about bento boxes. I have four now, plus random tupperware-type things. Here are my two newest ones – a cute Japanese one and a Rubbermaid one.

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Day One

I’m challenging myself to do a photo a day. Here’s my view of the Bay – blocked by Warren Hall. It’s a gorgeous view and will be better soon. I like the lines present in this shot. I’m a dork.

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On the need for a conversation

These past two weeks, I’ve spent them considering what to do for some conference/paper proposals.

As an exercise in becoming a better, more proficient writer, I figured I should start to write down my ideas and see if I can get a conversation started about them.

There’s a call out for the gameRT for proposals for ALA Midwinter and I figured the best proposal would be one that I’m familiar with: hosting the first International Gaming Day @ Your Library event here at Cal State East Bay. I’ll talk about proposing it, the setup, the advertising, the actual event. Then discuss successes, failures and future possibilities for gaming events. I’d also like to see how many other academic libraries hosted such an event – maybe there could be a network of us!

One more is a call for papers for a journal called Library Hi Tech. The theme of the issue is smart spaces, and I was considering modifying one of my presentations on personal learning networks and talking about how learning networks have changed in virtual space, and how we need to be malleable with our spaces. This one isn’t as fully fleshed out thought.

Not for a proposal, but I am interested in editing some previous papers that I wrote in college and updating them to include new research and maybe submitting them to a journal, specially the ones I wrote about World of Warcraft, and some other ones I wrote about celebrity theory.

Oh! Actually! Speaking of celebrity theory, how does this sound – I’m thinking of a PCA/ACA proposal, in which I examine Hallyu and the perfection of the celebrity industry within it? It would consider celebrity theory, pop culture theory and psychology. It’s very in-vogue, and totally within my realm of interest.

There are a few more sitting in the back burner, but I’m not yet ready to reveal them. All in due time…