Sign up & Download
Sign in
lauren pressley profile photo

lauren pressley, ba, mlis

Associate Director of Learning & Outreach , Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Research field: Computer and Information Science - Information Science
No research interests added yet.

Publications

Awards and Grants

  •  Sep 2011 
    UNCG School Distinguished Alumni Early Career Award View website
  •  Mar 2009 
    ACRL National Conference Librarian Scholarship
  •  Mar 2009 
    Mover and Shaker, Library Journal View website
  •  Oct 2008 
    North Carolina Library Association Leadership Institute
  •  Jul 2008 
    LITA Sponsorship for the ALA Emerging Leaders Program
  •  Jan 2007 
    Velma Jeremiah Scholarship, National Mensa Scholarship
  •  Jan 2006 
    Helen Thayer Bowing Scholarship, UNC-G LIS Scholarship

Biographical Information

Lauren Pressley is Associate Director of Learning and Outreach and Associate Professor and at Virginia Tech University Libraries. In this job she helps align the library within the teaching mission of the university focusing on emerging pedagogies and literacies. Her professional interests include formal and informal learning, design in library services, the evolving information environment, organizational change, and the future of libraries. She is the author of So You Want to Be a Librarian and Wikis for Libraries and holds elected positions on the American Library Association Council and the Library Information Technology Association Board of Directors.

Previously, Lauren served as Head of Instruction and Instructional Design Librarian at Wake Forest University. In these roles, she managed the instruction program of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, consulted with librarians and other faculty members of the design of their instruction and emerging technology use, and implemented new programs such as designing and teaching the college's first undergraduate fully online course.

Lauren earned her Master of Library and Information Studies degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and BAs in Communication and Philosophy at North Carolina State University. She has been recognized as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker, an American Library Association Emerging Leader, and with a Distinguished Alumni Early Career Award from the UNC-G School of Education. She frequently writes and presents on education, instruction, technology, and the future of libraries.

CV

Professional Experience


2013 - Present
Associate Director of Learning & Outreach at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Aug 2011 - Feb 2013
Head of Instruction at Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Jul 2007 - Jul 2011
Instructional Design Librarian at Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Education


Aug 2004 - May 2007
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Masters in Library and Information Studies
Aug 2002 - May 2003
North Carolina State University
BA-Philosophy, Minor-Women's and Gender Studies
Aug 1998 - May 2002
North Carolina State University
BA-Communication (Interpersonal and Small Group)
Consulting Services

Salem College, Winston Salem, NC

Contact Information

Public Groups

Public groups lauren is a member of
  • Not a member of any groups yet.

Public groups lauren is following

Location

Loading Map ...
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Main City

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Already have an account? Sign in