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.)
- Virginia TechAssociate Director; Learning & Outreach, 2013 - present
- Wake Forest University2003 - 2013
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.
- North Carolina State UniversityBA Philosophy & Communication
- University of North Carolina - GreensboroMLIS