To Play Is Human: New Beginnings

I finished up my undergrad program at Loyola one year ago. Since the beginning of this year, I have been working as a Youth Services Assistant at a public library. My ultimate goal includes obtaining a graduate degree in Library Science and building educational gaming programs for libraries.

For the last year of my undergraduate program, I was a Research Assistant at Loyola’s Social & Interactive Media Lab (SIMLab). I created an annotated bibliography in blog form that focused on books and academic articles related to my interests in issues of gender, inclusivity, and accessibility in games and within gaming communities. I have imported those posts to this blog and listed them in the “SIMLab Research” category.

My old blog name was too narrowly focused for my purposes going forward, so I needed to create a new home for my work that would appropriately house everything I want to write about. I will feature articles about gaming and my gaming communities, game reviews, continued book reviews/annotated bibliographies, as well as educational game guides and my experiences as I forge my path in ludological librarianship. Thus, “To Play Is Human” was born.

I hope you will follow along with my journey (and share your own experiences, as well) as I share topics and questions that interest me. If you were not familiar with me prior to reading this, or if you want a refresher on my background and thoughts on gaming, then please check out the “About” page for more information.

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