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Lauren Pressley
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Writing a novel (or a story, for that matter) is confusing work. There are just so many characters running all over the place, dropping hints and having revelations. So it's no surprise that many a...
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Very cool! Heller's was my favorite. So many tidy little boxes! 
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Current blog post: On Designing Learning Experiences and Library Spaces
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New Blog Post: the first in a series on teaching strategies for librarians.
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This is what's on my mind today...
Design. I cannot overemphasize how much I think this is true. A few years ago I gave a presentation and afterwards someone came up to me and asked my job title. I told them I was an Instructional Desi...
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I'm glad that you're engaging with it, though I'm sorry about unintended impacts to productivity!! :)

I'm totally with you. (Perhaps its the comm major in me) but it's always seemed to me the best ideas can be negatively impacted by how they're presented. Hopefully, if there's an idea (in chemistry, libraries, whatever) that's worth sharing, it's worth sharing in the best light possible.

I'm with you, though. I wish it didn't take so much time! I think that for a typical presentation, I probably spend three to four times as much on finding useful images for my presentation than the time it takes to come up with the talk. That seems really backwards. (Though, most of the time, I find the reflection and thought it takes to find images helps me refine and memorize what I plan to say.)

Hmm...
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Kenley Neufeld originally shared:
 
Beautifully shared. Please take 5-minutes and let a smile appear.
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Just blogged: The Current/Future State of Higher Education
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Thank you!!
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Part two of a series on instructional design for librarians: 
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I realized I hadn't posted this talk from the other day over here yet:
This is a 15 minute presentation I'm giving as part of a panel for the Reynolda House Museum of American Art National Advisory Council meeting. This meeting is
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Working on a workshop for librarians in VA on monday. Spending lots of time thinking about teaching, instructional design, and other good pedagogical practices. Looking forward to chatting with the VA folks about it!
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this looks great Lauren, I like the screencasts :)
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Hey everyone! It's time to find some good examples for the three Horizon Project timelines. Anyone have any?
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result is out, NMC is asking for projects to showcase the 6 areas. Anything from WFU fit in those categories?

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less

* Mobile Apps

* Tablet Computing


Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years
* Game-Based Learning
* Learning Analytics
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years

* Gesture-Based Computing

* Internet of Things

Submit Projects for the Horizon Report 2012 Higher Ed Edition
http://www.nmc.org/news/submit-projects-horizon-report-2012-higher-ed-edition
Login or Create New Account. NMC HORIZON PROJECT. Submit Projects for the Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Ed Edition. NMC Blog. Online Learning: Let's Make it Better. iTUNES U. Five Minutes of Fam...
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Associate Director; Learning & Outreach
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  • Virginia Tech
    Associate Director; Learning & Outreach, 2013 - present
  • Wake Forest University
    2003 - 2013
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Lauren Pressley is the Associate Director for Learning and Outreach for Virginia Tech University Libraries.

Lauren published So You Want To Be a Librarian and Wikis for Libraries. She was an ALA Emerging Leader in 2008 and was a recognized as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009. She frequently writes and presents on education, instruction, technology, and the future of libraries.

Lauren blogs at Lauren's Library Blog, tweets as @laurenpressley, and can be reached at lauren@laurenpressley.com.

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  • North Carolina State University
    BA Philosophy & Communication
  • University of North Carolina - Greensboro
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