Profile

Cover photo
Lauren Pressley
Works at Virginia Tech
Attended North Carolina State University
Lives in Blacksburg, VA
906 followers|15,414 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Lauren Pressley

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm trying to jump start my blogging again with regular weekday posts. Here's the most recent one: 
In a time when people are questioning the role of libraries and the reason for librarians, we should be thinking strategically about what we offer our institutions and about specific outcomes we hope to provide. If we are information experts, as we are, we should be sitting at the table whenever ...
2
Add a comment...

Lauren Pressley

Shared publicly  - 
 
Just blogged: The Current/Future State of Higher Education
1
3
George Station's profile photoAnissa Goyal's profile photo
Add a comment...

Lauren Pressley

Shared publicly  - 
 
Current blog post: On Designing Learning Experiences and Library Spaces
1
Add a comment...

Lauren Pressley

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Lauren Pressley

Shared publicly  - 
 
Part two of a series on instructional design for librarians: 
1
Add a comment...

Lauren Pressley

Shared publicly  - 
 
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
2
1
Will Vanti's profile photo
Add a comment...

Lauren Pressley

Shared publicly  - 
 
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!
4
Christopher Erickson's profile photoLauren Pressley's profile photoPaul Signorelli's profile photo
4 comments
 
Lauren: This is a great resource for anyone involved in staff training regardless of industry--particularly the many people who are dumped into a training position with no formal training themselves. I've bookmarked it for my own use and am glad you took the time to post it. Can hardly wait to see the additional links you add.
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
906 people
amber dawn loranger's profile photo
Amanda Jones's profile photo
Hannah Winkler's profile photo
Steve Teeri's profile photo
Paul Signorelli's profile photo
Steven Wicker's profile photo
David Jones's profile photo
Marcus Scott's profile photo
Elina Kumari Thapa's profile photo

Lauren Pressley

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
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...
2
Kyle Denlinger's profile photo
 
Very cool! Heller's was my favorite. So many tidy little boxes! 
Add a comment...

Lauren Pressley

Shared publicly  - 
 
Just blogged: Instructional Design for Students
1
Add a comment...

Lauren Pressley

Shared publicly  - 
1
Lauren Pressley's profile photo
 
Thank you!!
Add a comment...

Lauren Pressley

Shared publicly  - 
 
New Blog Post: the first in a series on teaching strategies for librarians.
1
Add a comment...

Lauren Pressley

Shared publicly  - 
 
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...
2
Amanda Jones's profile photoLauren Pressley's profile photo
2 comments
 
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...
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
906 people
amber dawn loranger's profile photo
Amanda Jones's profile photo
Hannah Winkler's profile photo
Steve Teeri's profile photo
Paul Signorelli's profile photo
Steven Wicker's profile photo
David Jones's profile photo
Marcus Scott's profile photo
Elina Kumari Thapa's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Associate Director; Learning & Outreach
Employment
  • Virginia Tech
    Associate Director; Learning & Outreach, 2013 - present
  • Wake Forest University
    2003 - 2013
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Blacksburg, VA
Previously
Winston-Salem, NC - Raleigh, NC
Contact Information
Work
Email
Story
Introduction

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.

Education
  • North Carolina State University
    BA Philosophy & Communication
  • University of North Carolina - Greensboro
    MLIS
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
laurenpressley