UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
UCLA Senior Fellow
Program Summary: Competitive executive leadership program conducted by the UCLA
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Topics Included: Academic libraries as complex environments, archives and special
collections, scholarly publishing, user experience, organizational change, personnel
management, budgeting in higher education, and regional consortia and cooperative
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO, NC
Masters of Library and Information Studies
Concentrations: Academic Librarianship, Library Instruction, and Emerging Technologies
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NC
B.A. in Philosophy, Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies
Concentrations: History of Western Philosophy, Social Epistemology, and Feminist
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NC
B.A. in Communication—Interpersonal and Small Group
Concentrations: Interpersonal Communication and Gendered Communication
VIRGINIA TECH; BLACKSBURG, VA — 2012–PRESENT
DIRECTOR, LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS — JULY 2014—PRESENT
Primary duties include: Leads, develops, and manages Learning Environments unit
comprised of reference, circulation, roving services, online learning, community
engagement, academic programming, and learning spaces; manages physical space and
provides mechanisms and opportunities for feedback from students, faculty, and library
employees on space development; deﬁnes the libraries’ role as a learning environment
and builds continuity between physical and virtual interactions and services; responsible
for Learning Environments budget of $180,000 annually and for a team of 26 employees,
directly supervising nine people.
Current projects include:
• Working with the Associate Dean for Learning and the Assistant Director for Learning
Services to create vision, mission, and outcomes for the new Learning Division of the
• Building processes, guidelines, and policies for Learning Environments
LAUREN PRESSL EY
• Leading the Learning Environments leadership group to evolve circulation, reference,
roving, and other departmental services based on contemporary practices and
community needs and desires
• Co-leading two classroom renovations
• Implementing entire suite of Springshare products
• Building a new Online Learning Team, including the design of new positions and
managing the search processes; this team will create the online learning platform for the
• Co-chairing Digital Humanities Working Group
• Co-liaising for the education department until the libraries hire an Online Learning
• Built and implemented an online infrastructure for communication and information
sharing among the Learning Division
• Rewrote position descriptions for all direct reports
• Restructured Circulation and Reference Desks to report to the same manager and
created a new position focused on Learning Environments Operations
• Supervised the Public Relations and Marketing team until the libraries hired a PR and
Marketing Manager; this included supervising the University Libraries’ Communication
Coordinator, Digital Media Specialist, and Graphic Design Specialist
• Supervised student internship on library spaces
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, LEARNING & OUTREACH — FEBRUARY 2013-JUNE 2014
Primary duties included: Led and supported numerous learning, outreach, and
engagement initiatives; operationalized the vision developed within the unit through
collaborations across campus and via inter-departmental teams; supervised 6 FTE, as well
as part time, wage, and student employees.
• Built, managed, and led a new Outreach Team including a Communications Coordinator,
Graphics Coordinator and Visual Literacy Instructor, Graphics Support Specialist,
Webmaster, and Videographer
• Initiated, designed, and facilitated “Aspirational Identity Lunches,” created to help library
employees internalize the new aspirational identity of the University Libraries
• Participated in developing custom online and physical learning environments for faculty
across a number of disciplines; mapped the libraries’ approach to developing learning
environments in the future
• Examined new literacies, pedagogies, and learning models for potential new services
• Participated in renovation meetings for second ﬂoor commons area and ﬁrst ﬂoor
multipurpose room construction
• Worked closely with Associate Dean for Learning & Outreach to form a Student Advisory
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• With the Associate Dean for Learning & Outreach, drafted libraries’ mission, vision, and
aspirational identity statements, drawing on feedback from administration and
involvement from all library employees
• Supervised student employee position designed to build relationships with Student
• Managed the Open Educational Resources & Online Learning Librarian; advised
environmental scan of open and online education practices
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY; WINSTON-SALEM, NC — 2003-2013
HEAD OF INSTRUCTION — JULY 2011-FEBRUARY 2013
Primary duties included: Led library instruction program; planned and managed
professional development for library employees who taught; administered LIB100/200
program; led efforts to assess and provide quality control for library courses; promoted
academic beneﬁt of courses to larger university community; represented library instruction
to various audiences; and served as library representative on teaching-related committees
including the Teaching and Learning Center advisory board; supervised 2 FTE instruction
positions including Senior Lecturer, eLearning Librarian, and an Adjunct Instructor. Also
provided reference services and managed monograph budget and as served as liaison to
Philosophy, the Women and Gender Studies departments, and the Teaching and Learning
Center. Responsible for all library instruction including credit-bearing courses, one-shot
library sessions, and online tutorials.
• Developed and taught the ﬁrst online undergraduate class at Wake Forest University
• Provided strategic leadership and direction for the planning, development, and
management of the library’s instruction program
• Led committee to produce values statement for the Z. Smith Reynolds Library
• Led strategic planning initiative for library instruction and academic technologies
• Led team to develop an open access electronic information literacy textbook
• Led and coordinated effort to produce community-driven learning outcomes
• Developed new evaluation and assessment models for LIB100/200
• Redesigned instruction web presence to include resources for Z. Smith Reynolds
Librarians as well as instruction librarians in the ﬁeld
• Interviewed all library instructors to conducting a programmatic needs assessment (25
librarians and staff members)
• Taught semester-long weekly workshop on teaching for librarians and developed
inclusive and participatory curriculum for spring semester program
• Presented the case for online learning and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s role in online
learning to various stakeholders including college faculty and the College Board of
• Transitioned LIB100/200 courses from 1 credit hour to 1.5 credit hours
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• Facilitated the creation of a History of the Book course for a Special Collections Librarian
• Managed the Coordinator of Innovation Technology and Collaboration
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN LIBRARIAN — JULY 2007-JUNE 2011
Primary duties included: Introduced instructional design on campus as the sole
instructional designer; forecasted emerging technology scenarios and adapted library
services as needed; developed, contributed to, and provided services through technology
pilots; provided regular reference services; liaised between technology and reference
units in the library; managed monograph budget and liaised with Women’s and Gender
Studies, Philosophy, Teaching and Learning Center, and ebook readers.
• Co-authored ACRL 2011 Libraries of Excellence award nomination for the Z. Smith
• Served on University’s Strategic Planning Committee for Innovation in Technology and
Information and authored large sections of ﬁnal report
• Introduced Instructional Design as a process to the campus community, advocated for
additional staff support for this work, worked closely with the Director of the Teaching
and Learning Center to select the appropriate person for the role, and worked closely
with him to learn campus culture and establish the Teaching and Learning Center as the
place to get Instructional Design support
• Directly contributed to campus discussions about online education and worked with
Provost’s and Dean’s ofﬁces during early discussions about Wake Forest University’s ﬁrst
online degree program
• Beta tested and interpreted data from Counting Opinions’ campus-wide library survey
and produced summary report
• Identiﬁed tools and participated in founding task forces for LibGuides, Google Voice,
Library H3lp, and QR Code implementation
• Created, proposed, and implemented the library’s social media strategic plan with
library’s Web Services Librarian
• Primary investigator for a grant to develop an Open Access e-Textbook framework
• Created a local learning objects repository framework, recognized by the Association of
College and Research Library’s PRIMO (Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online)
• Managed and mentored the Cisco Fellow, a Cisco-funded instructional technology
MICROTEXT SPECIALIST — NOVEMBER 2003-JUNE 2007
Primary duties included: Directly supported faculty, staff, students, and public in accessing
microtext collection; developed procedures and recommended policies for internal
departmental operations; copy cataloged incoming North Carolina and federal
government documents; led and managed 20 to 25 student workers each semester. As a
volunteer, co-taught library classes and provided in-person and virtual reference services.
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• Only library employee to serve on both library strategic planning committees
• Planned and supervised physical rearrangement of the microtext collection
• Developed processes and began weeding project for entire government documents
• Served as Library Staff Association President
• Created and maintained student wiki, which led to creation of library-wide wiki intranet
and knowledge base and library-wide student training wiki
CONSULTING, PRE-CONFERENCES, AND WORKSHOPS
EVISIONS; IRVINE, CA — JUNE 2012
I was invited to present a one-day workshop on instruction and provide guidance on
training. I also provided speciﬁc feedback on training practices.
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, JOYNER LIBRARY; GREENVILLE, NC — MAY 2012
I was the external contributor to the Joyner Library Staff Development Day on Social
Media. I participated in a panel, “Demystifying Social Media in Academic Libraries” with
East Carolina University’s Matt Long, Mary Tucker-McLaughlin, and Beth Winstead. I also
was invited to give a break out session on “What’s Hot: Exploring Social Media Trends,”
introducing and describing the potential impact of various social networking sites from
Pintrest to Reddit to Goodreads.
RADFORD UNIVERSITY; RADFORD, VA — JANUARY 2012
I was invited to conduct a one-day workshop on instructional design and teaching for
librarians at Radford University, Virginia Tech, Hollins University, and Roanoke College.
NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION; HICKORY, NC — OCTOBER 4, 2011
I taught a half-day pre-conference with Beth Filar Williams and Amy Archambault called
“Everybody Teaches: Creating Effective Online e-Learning Experiences.”
SALEM COLLEGE; WINSTON-SALEM, NC — 2008-2009
I met with the Dean to discuss strategic approaches to introducing “hybrid learning”
model on campus, introduced the concept to faculty members, gave presentations to task
forces and interested faculty, and consulted with individual faculty members on the
adaptation of their courses.
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION; CHICAGO, IL — JULY 10, 2009
I gave a day-long pre-conference with Kaeley McMahan for the Association of College and
Research Libraries on “Instructional Design for Librarians: The What, Why, and How of ID.”
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NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION; ELON, NC — AUGUST 4, 2008
I offered a day-long workshop with Amy Harris, Edward Hirst, Lynda Kellam, and Hu
Womack for the Technology and Trends Roundtable on “High Tech/Low Cost Solutions for
VIRGINIA TECH, BLACKSBURG, VA
Library Instruction for Education — 2014
One session workshops for doctoral courses on the peer-review process, ﬁnding peer-
reviewed materials, and evaluating sources
Various Workshops for the Networked Learning Initiative, Fall 2013-present
Workshops included “Making the Internet Work for You,” research for mobile devices, and
overviews of the library’s learning environments and services
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Accessing Information in the 21st Century — Fall 2005-Spring 2013
Two to ﬁve sections of LIB100 each year, adapting the curriculum and teaching
methodologies to meet student needs and interests for each section
Library Instruction Sessions for First Year Seminars — Fall 2007- Spring 2013
One to two session classes on using library resources and doing research for a variety of
First Year Seminars including Children of Divorce; Truth, Reality, and Objectivity; Bioethics;
and Information Technology and the Public Good
Technology Classes for Students
Technology workshops to support blogs, Facebook, podcasting, RSS, and wikis for classes
in the Business, Education, Health and Exercise Science, Music, Philosophy, Romance
Languages, and Sociology departments
Technology Classes for Faculty and Staff
Numerous workshops on topics relating to teaching strategies, educational technology,
and emerging technology
VIRGINIA TECH, BLACKSBURG, VA
Education (Co-Interim) — 2014
Temporarily co-liaising with the School of Education. Responsible for communication with
Education, connecting departmental faculty with appropriate library resources and
services, purchasing requested materials, and teaching upper level courses as requested.
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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Information Literacy — 2011-2013
Responsible for monographic selection to support the professional development
surrounding information literacy, with a budget of $500. Collection dedicated to support
professional activity and scholarship of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library faculty and staff.
Philosophy — Fall 2008-2013
Collection manager for the Philosophy department. Responsible for all monograph
selection and purchasing for the department, with a budget of $11,000. Teach one-shot
library instruction and conduct in-depth personal research sessions with students and
faculty. Identify and recommend new electronic resources acquisitions for the department.
Represent the library within the department and responsible for outreach and relationship
Teaching and Learning Center — 2008-2013
Collection manager for the Teaching and Learning Center. Responsible for monographic
selection to support the mission of the Teaching and Learning Center, with a budget of
$600. Teach requested workshops for the TLC. Represent the library within the department
and responsible for outreach and relationship building.
Women’s and Gender Studies — 2007-2013
Collection manager for the Women’s and Gender Studies department. Responsible for all
monograph and video selection and purchasing for the department, with a budget of
$4,000. Teach one-shot library instruction and conduct in-depth personal research
sessions with students and faculty. Represent the library within the department and
responsible for outreach and relationship building. WGS added a major in Fall 2012.
SUMMER TECHNOLOGY GRANT, WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (PI) — 2011
• $5,480 for the creation of an open access e-textbook framework
PRESIDENTIAL TRUST GRANT, Z. SMITH REYNOLDS LIBRARY — 2009
• $2,500 for Philosophy and English collection materials from critical theorists
• $2,000 for Teaching and Learning Center collection materials related to assessment,
blended learning, and higher education (PI)
• $1,800 for Women’s and Gender Studies collection materials related to men’s studies (PI)
• $400 for Women’s and Gender Studies audio materials of spoken feminist poetry (PI)
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• Hired at the rank of Associate Professor, Virginia Tech — 2013
• Promoted to Associate Librarian, Wake Forest University — 2011
• Distinguished Alumni Early Career Award, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
School of Education — 2011
• Best Book in Library Literature Award, Greenwood Publishing Group, for the “The Tech
Set,” which included Wikis for Libraries — 2011
• ACRL's Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, Z. Smith Reynolds Library — 2011 (Co-
authored successful application)
• Inducted into Beta Phi Mu — 2010
• Acceptance, Toolkit, Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online — 2009
• Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers — 2009
• National Conference Librarian Scholarship, Association of College and Research
Libraries — 2009
• Sponsorship, ALA Emerging Leaders Program, Library and Information Technology
Association — 2008
• “Tigger” Award Winner, North Carolina Library Association Leadership Institute — 2008
• Velma Jeremiah Scholarship, National Mensa Scholarship — 2006–2007
• Helen Thayer Bowing Scholarship, UNC-G LIS Scholarship — 2005–2006
Miller, R. and L. Pressley (forthcoming) Evolution of Liaison Librarians. SPEC Kit. ARL.
Anticipated November 2015.
Dale, J. and L. Pressley (forthcoming) Learning Theory for Librarians: Applications for
Practice. Chicago: ACRL Press.
Pressley, L. (2010) Wikis for Libraries. Chicago: Neal-Schuman. <http://www.neal-
schuman.com/wiklib> Invited. Peer reviewed.
Pressley, L. (2009) So You Want to Be A Librarian. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press. <http://
Pressley, L., J. Dale, and L. Kellam. (2014) “At the Corner of Personality and Competencies:
Exploring Professional Personas for Libraries.” In Nicole Pagowsky and Miriam
Rigby, eds., The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and
Presentations of Information Work. Chicago, ACRL Press. Invited. Peer reviewed.
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Pressley, L. (2014) “Feminism and Intellectual Freedom,” in Mark Alﬁno and Laura Koltutsky,
eds., Handbook of Intellectual Freedom: Concepts, Cases, and Theories. Duluth,
MN, Library Juice Press. Invited.
Pressley, L. (2013) “Introducing Online Credit-Based Instruction for Undergraduates,” in
Charles Harmon and Michael Messina, eds., E-Learning in Libraries: Best
Practices. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littleﬁeld. Invited.
Pressley, L. (2012) “Social Networks Should Not Be Banned at Libraries and Schools,” in
Roman Espejo, ed., Social Networking: Understanding the Legal Issues of Social
Networking Sites. New York: Greenhaven Press. Selected.
Tedford, R. and L. Pressley (2010) “Administrative Support for Librarians Teaching For-
Credit Information Literacy,” in Christopher Hollister, ed., Best Practices for
Teaching Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses. Chicago: ACRL.
Pressley, L. (2009) “Technology and Pedagogy: The Best of Both for Gen M Students,” in
Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic and Robert J. Lackie, eds., Teaching Generation M: A
Handbook for Librarians and Educators. Chicago: Neal-Schuman.
Pressley, L. (2007) “Educating the Millennial User,” In James R. Kennedy and Gerard B.
McCabe, eds., Our New Public A Changing Clientele: Bewildering Issues or New
Challenges for Managing Libraries. Libraries Unlimited.
Pressley, L. (2007) “Lauren Pressley, Microtext Assistant, Wake Forest University; Library
Student, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,” in Steven J. Bell and John
D. Shank, eds., Academic Librarianship by Design: A Blended Librarian’s Guide to
the Tools and Techniques. Chicago: ALA Editions. Invited.
Pressley, L. and K. Gilbertson (2011) “Librarians as Experts: Using the Web to Assert Our
Value,” Computers in Libraries. 31:4.
Pressley, L. (2009) “A View From the Edge: A First-Time Attendee’s Perspective,” College &
Research Libraries News. 70:6. Invited.
Pressley, L. (2007) “Review of The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy, Eds. Eva Feder
Kittay and Linda Martín Alcoff,” Feminist Collections: A Quarterly Review of
Women’s Studies Resources. 28:4.
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Pressley, L. and C. McCallum. (2008) “Putting the Library in Wikipedia,” Online Magazine.
Pressley, L. (2008) “Gendered Aspects of Scientiﬁc Knowledge: A Mulitdisciplinary
Annotated Bibliography of Selected Sources.” Behavioral & Social Sciences
Librarian. 27:2. Peer Reviewed.
Pressley, L. (2008) “Using Videos to Reach Site Visitors: A Toolkit for Today’s Student,”
Computers in Libraries. 28:6.
Pressley, L. (2006) “Session report for ‘You Mean I Can Use a ‘Zine in a Research Paper?’”
Association of College and Research Libraries Women’s Studies Section
Lauren’s Library Blog, professional blog, <http://laurenpressley.com>, 2005-present.
Google PageRank: 5. 550+ posts, 700+ comments.
ALA Learning, ALA group library training blog, <http://alalearning.org>, 2010-2011.
Google PageRank 6. Authored 4+ posts, 25+ comments, 2,000+ followers on
“Sustainable Organizational Change: It’s About the People.” With Rebecca Miller, Kim
Duckett, Sarah Cohen, and Lisa Nickel. Associate of College and Research
Libraries. Portland, Oregon. March 2015. Upcoming.
“Emerging Leaders World Café.” With Alexia Hudson-Ward, Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Leo Lo,
Erica Findley, Bohyun Kim, and Tyler Dzuba. ALA Annual Conference. Las Vegas,
NV. June 19, 2014. Invited.
“Hacking the Learner Experience: Techniques and Strategies for Connecting with Your
Instructional Ecosystem." With Brian Mathews and Andy Burkhardt. Association
of College and Research Libraries. Indianapolis, Indiana. April 2013.
"Building a Dream Team: Library Personas in the 21st Century Library." With Jenny Dale
and Lynda Kellam. Association of College and Research Libraries. Indianapolis,
Indiana. April 2013.
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"Change and Opportunities for Today's Academic Libraries." Academic Libraries: Constant
Change, Constant Opportunity. Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual
Conference. Toledo, Ohio. November 3, 2011. Invited Pre-Conference Keynote.
“LITA Tech Set Authors Conversation.” With Marshall Breeding. ALA Midwinter. San Diego,
CA. January 8, 2011. Invited panelist.
“Re-visioning Teaching: Adapting to a Changing Educational Environment.” Innovation by
Design: Re-visioning the Library. ACRL/NY Symposium. New York, New York.
December 10, 2010. Invited speaker.
“Top Tech Trends.” With panelists Amanda Etches-Johnson, Jason Griffey, Joe Murphy, and
David Walker. ALA Midwinter. Boston, MA. January 17, 2010. Invited panelist.
“Bite-Sized Repositories: The Beneﬁts of Small Scale Repositories for Local Use.” LITA
National Forum. Salt Lake City, Utah. October 2, 2009.
“Mapping Your Path to the Mountaintop: Planning Where You Want To Be In Your Career.”
With panelists Steven Bell, Brian Mathews, and John Shank. Association of
College and Research Libraries Conference. Seattle, WA. March 14, 2009.
“Extending the Impact of Online Library Instructional Tools through Collaborative
Development.” With Lauren Ray. Association of College and Research Libraries
Conference. Seattle, WA. March 14, 2009.
“ZSR Library Presents: Blogs and Wikis @ Wake Forest University.” With Susan Sharpless
Smith and Kevin Gilbertson. MERLOT International Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
August 9, 2008.
“Supervising While Away: Tools for Online Student Supervision.” Poster Presentation. ALA
Annual. University Library Group. Anaheim, CA. June 28, 2008. Invited.
REGIONAL AND LOCAL
“Making Knowledge Together: Interactive Course Exhibits as Project-Based Learning.” With
Brian Mathews and Scott Fralin. The Innovative Library Conference. Radford, VA.
May 12, 2015. Upcoming.
“Recruiting Double Agents: Entertaining and Utilizing Student Feedback.” With Kylie
Gilbert. Agents of Change. Virginia Library Association Annual Conference.
Williamsburg, VA. October 24, 2014.
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“Conversation: The What, Why, and How of Critical Pedagogy.” Conference on Higher
Education Pedagogy. Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA. February 6, 2014.
“Backwards Design: Creating Learning Opportunities That You Can Assess.” Assessment
Beyond Statistics. NCLA College and University/Community College and Junior
College Libraries Section. Thomasville, NC. November 2, 2012.
“Backwards Design: Planning, Executing, and Assessing Library Instruction…But Not
Necessarily in That Order.” Business Librarianship In North Carolina (BLINC).
Wake Forest University. Winston-Salem, NC. August 2, 2012. Invited presentation.
“Unexpected Insights from Our Summon Usability Study.” With Kevin Gilbertson and Joy
Gambill. NC-LITe. Appalachian State University. Boone, NC. May 21, 2012.
“Open Access (e)Textbook.” With Craig Fansler, Kevin Gilbertson, Rebecca Petersen, and
Kaeley McMahan. TechXploration, Wake Forest University. Winston-Salem, NC.
April 18, 2012. Invited poster.
“The Online Class: Teaching Students In and On Today’s Information Environment.”
TechXploration, Wake Forest University. Winston-Salem, NC. April 18, 2012.
“This Library is Not a Place.” With Deborah Howes and Tim Songer. Achieving Impact
Online. Reynolda House Museum of American Art, National Advisory Council.
Winston-Salem, NC. April 12, 2012. Invited panelist.
“E-Learning Initiatives to Enhance Information and Digital Literacy.” With Beth Filar
Williams and Kim Duckett. Teaching for Brain-Based Learning. Lillysouth
Conference on College and University Teaching. Greensboro, NC. February 11,
“Teaching Students “In” and “On” Today’s Information Environment: The LIB100 Online
Pilot.” College Board of Visitors, Wake Forest University. Winston-Salem, NC.
February 10, 2012.
“Patrons Left to their Own Devices: Library Databases and E-Readers.” With Lynda Kellam,
Amy Harris, and Mark Sanders. North Carolina Library Association. Hickory, NC.
October 6, 2011.
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“QR Codes, Location Based Services, and Augmented Reality for Libraries.” Positioning
your Library in the Mobile Ecosystem: Content and Delivery. LYRASIS
Technology Ideas and Insights Series. Elon, NC. August 4, 2011. Invited.
“The Changing Library: Who We Were is Who We Are.” Cora Paul Bomar Lecture on
Librarianship. Spring UNCG Library and Information Studies Alumni Luncheon.
April 16, 2011. Invited.
"Change is What Keeps It Interesting." Staying Vital in a Time of Change. LAUNC-CH
Annual Conference. Chapel Hill, NC. March 7, 2011.
“Exploring the Combination of Techniques of Instructional Design, the Humanities, and
Digital Media in an Archival Format.” With David Phillips and Ann Cunningham.
THATCamp Southeast. Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. March 5, 2011.
“Help Is On The Way.” Thursdays at Starling. Wake Forest University. Winston-Salem, NC.
February 3, 2011. Invited speaker.
“Mentor Panel and Social.” With Kathy Shields. UNC-G Department of Library and
Information Studies. November 19, 2010. Invited panelist.
“Finding Our Students at Their Point of Need: As Higher Education Changes, So Too Does
the Point of Need.” Library Instruction at the Point of Need. NCLA College and
University/Community College and Junior College Libraries Section.
Thomasville, NC. October 29, 2010. Invited keynote.
“Today’s Technology Trends, or, ‘What Do I Do With That?’” North Carolina Serials
Conference. Chapel Hill, NC. April 15, 2010. Invited all-conference presentation.
“A Short Presentation for LIS 650: Library Management.” University of North Carolina at
Greensboro Library Studies Department. Greensboro, NC. March 22, 2010.
“Teaching Teaching: The Improbable Success of a Class for Librarian Teachers.” Lillysouth
Conference on College and University Teaching. Greensboro, NC. February 5,
2010. Online only due to inclement weather.
“Adapting to a Changing World: Exceptional Services for a New Information Environment.”
South Carolina Library Association. Columbia, SC. October 29, 2009. Invited
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“Panel Discussion: Web 2.0 Application and Usage.” With panelists Scott Hildebrand and
Randy Piland. Triangle/Triad Instructional Technology Meeting. Elon, NC. March
“Getting the Most Out of Google.” With Rosalind Tedford and Giz Womack. Library
Instruction 2.0 Conference. Chapel Hill, NC. November 18, 2008.
“Teaching Them (2.0) to Fish: Web 2.0 as Subject and Method in Information Literacy
Instruction.” With Susan Sharpless Smith and Rosalind Tedford. Library Instruction
2.0 Conference. Chapel Hill, NC. November 17, 2008.
“Learning From the Context: Teaching Skills While Teaching Content.” Innovation In
Instruction. Elon, NC. August 21, 2008.
“Convergence Literacies: Preparing Students For Life Beyond the Liberal Arts Education.”
With Jolie Tingen. Innovation in Instruction. Elon, NC. August 21, 2008.
“Situating Blogs and Wikis: The Value Added Proposition of the Library as Service
Provider.” With Giz Womack and Kevin Gilbertson. Triangle/Triad Instructional
Technology Meeting. Greensboro, NC. May 7, 2008.
“What I Wished I Had Learned in Library School.” Panelist. UNCG Library and Information
Studies Student Association. Greensboro, NC. April 3, 2008.
“ZSR Library.” Teaching and Learning Center Fair. Wake Forest University. Winston-Salem,
NC. February 25, 2008.
“A Connected Class: Blended Learning in the Information Literacy Classroom.” With Kaeley
McMahan. Lillysouth Conference on College and University Teaching.
Greensboro, NC. February 8, 2008.
“Social Software & the Future of the Library.” With Erik Mitchell. SOLINET Annual
Membership Meeting. Atlanta, GA. May 10, 2007.
“Introduction to Podcasting.” UNCG Library and Information Studies Student Association.
Peer Presentation. Greensboro, NC. April 3, 2007.
“Social Software and You: A Basic, Hands-on, Individualized (Yet Social) Introduction.” With
Bob King. University of North Carolina’s Teaching and Learning with Technology
Conference. Raleigh, NC. March 22, 2007.
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“Training Student Employees.” Poster Presentation. North Carolina Library Association.
Winston-Salem, NC. September 23, 2005.
“Thinking Outside the (Classiﬁcation) Box.” Wake Forest University Chaplain’s Pre-School
Conference. Camp Haynes, NC. August 16, 2005.
“Supervising Younger Workers.” Eastern North Carolina Support Staff Workshop.
Greenville, NC. March 18, 2005.
“Gender Talk.” North Carolina Resident Advisor Drive-In. Raleigh, NC. 2002.
“Distance Learning Technology to Further IGI in a Service-Learning Enhanced Course.”
With Joanne Dehoney and Patti Clayton. Inquiry Guided Instruction Symposium.
Raleigh, NC, 2001.
“Service Learning in Public Schools.” With Patti Clayton. Kenan Fellows Program. Raleigh,
“Library Learning Goes Online.” With Forrest C. Foster, Rebecca Miller, and Paul Signorelli.
American Libraries Online. Online. February 12, 2015. Invited.
“Start with the Audience: Images, Structure, and Empathy in Presentation Design.” Virginia
Library Association. Online. September 24, 2014. Invited.
“The Draft Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education: A Diversity of Views.”
With Candice Benjes-Small and Carrie Donovan. Colorado Academic Library
Association Conference. June 19, 2014. Invited. Keynote.
“A Decade of Presentation Lessons in One Hour.” Technology and Trends Roundtable of
the North Carolina Library Association. September 16, 2013. Invited.
“Library Learning Goes Online.” With Sarah Steiner and John Shank. American Libraries
Online. Online. May 9, 2013. Invited.
“Basics of Information Literacy Assessment.” With Amanda Click. Libraries Thriving and
Educating Librarians in the Middle East: Building Bridges for the 21st Century.
Online. January 22, 2013. Invited.
“QR Codes.” With Kevin Gilbertson. Strategic Focus and Value for Library Communities.
Computers in Libraries. Washington DC. March 23, 2011. <http://
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guides.zsr.wfu.edu/qrcodes> Video used in pre-conference and QR Codes
“Finding Our Students at Their Point of Need: As Further Education Changes, So Too Does
the Point of Need.” Online Update for Learning Resource Center Staff in the
Southwest of England. Regional Support Centre South West. Online. December
1, 2010. <http://vimeo.com/17520525> Invited presentation.
“Leading the Blended Library: Two Blended Librarians Share Their Leadership Program
Experience.” With Liz Siecke. Blended Librarian Webcast. February 12, 2009.
“Communication Strategies in a Library 2.0 Environment.” The ACRL/LAMA Joint Spring
Virtual Institute—Leading from the Middle: Managing in All Directions. Online.
April 30, 2008.
“Managing Online: Web 2.0 Tools for Supervision 2.0.” Poster Presentation. The ACRL/
LAMA Joint Spring Virtual Institute—Leading from the Middle: Managing in All
Directions. Online. April 29-30, 2008.
“Training with Flickr.” Podcast. Five Weeks to a Social Library. March 5 – March 9, 2007.
“Wikis as Training Tools.” Poster Presentation. ACRL/CNI/EDUCAUSE Virtual Conference.
Online. April 20-21, 2006.
• “Lauren Pressley Wants to Give You Her Book!” Hack Library School. November 2012.
• “Lauren Pressley, author of So You Want to be a Librarian …In Six.” I Need A Library Job.
October 2012. <http://inalj.com/?p=4715>
• “Episode Fifteen: Lauren Pressley and Lynda Kellam.” Circulating Ideas. August 2012.
• “Interview with Lauren Pressley.” University of North Texas Library and Information
Sciences Student Association Blog. March 24, 2011. <http://bit.ly/untpressley>
• “Recent Alumni Mentoring Tips – Part I” & “Recent Alumni Mentoring Tips – Part II.” UNC-
Greensboro Library and Information Studies. February 14, 2011.
• “ACRL Member of the Week.” ACRL Insider. January 31, 2011. <http://www.acrl.ala.org/
• “Interview with Alumni Lauren Pressley.” UNCG Department of Library and Information
Studies. December 13, 2010.
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• “No Threat Yet.” Winston-Salem Journal. May 8, 2010.
• “Educators that Rock!: Lauren Pressley.” ﬁndingEducation. April 7, 2010. <http://
• “Learning Objects.” Adventures in Library Instruction. March 19, 2010. <http://
• “The Library of the Future.” Windows on Wake Forest. March 9, 2010. <http://tinyurl.com/
• “Interview with Lauren Pressley.” Library Juice: On the Intersections of libraries, Politics,
and Culture. April 2, 2010. <http://tinyurl.com/libraryjuicelmp>
• “Essay on Library 101.” Library 101, November 2, 2009.
• “Featured Alumna: Lauren Pressley.” Minerva’s Library, November 2, 2009.
• “All a Twitter.” Winston-Salem Journal. May 29, 2009.
• “2.0 Toolmaker.” Library Journal. Vol. 134, No. 5. March 2009.
• “You Can’t Join Anything for $100.” T is for Training. January 30, 2009.
• “Web Sightings.” Winston-Salem Journal. June 30, 2008.
• “Lines Are Busy: The iPhone is Here, and Some Couldn't Wait to Stand Around and Wait
for One.” Winston-Salem Journal. June 30, 2007.
• My use of a wiki as training manual for students was cited in Koblas & Beesley’s Wikis:
Tools for Information Work and Collaboration. Oxford, UK: Chandos. 2006.
MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE; NATIONAL
• Founding Advisory Board, Co-Chair (invited) — 2014-present
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
• Council (elected) — 2010-present
• Resolutions Committee — 2013-present
• Presidential Advisory Committee, Barbara Stripling — 2012
• Juror, Peter Lyman Memorial / SAGE Scholarship in New Media — 2008-2011
• Emerging Leaders Subcommittee — 2009-2010
• Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship — 2005-2009
• Emerging Leader, Intellectual Freedom project — 2008
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
• Committee Chairs Coordinator — 2014-present
• Director-at-Large (elected) — 2011-2014
• Executive Committee, Director-at-Large (elected by the Board of Directors) — 2012-2013
• Forum Steering Committee — 2012-2013
• Budget Review Committee — 2012-2013
• Mentor, Emerging Leaders Project I: LITA Leadership Development Tools — 2013
• Web Coordinating Committee — 2009-2011
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• Mentor, Emerging Leaders Project P: LITA Web Tools — 2010
• Chair, Distance Learning Interest Group — 2008-2010
• Change Task Force — 2009
• Electronic Participation Implementation Task Force — 2009
• Program Planning Committee Program Process Task Force — 2009
• Co-Chair, Distance Learning Interest Group — 2007-2008
• Blogger — 2006-2008
THE NEW MEDIA CONSORTIUM’S HORIZON PROJECT
• Advisory Board — 2010-2013
ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES
• Program Planning Committee, Distance Learning Section — 2011-2012
• Cyber Zed Shed Selection Committee — 2009-2011
• Women’s Studies Section, Instruction Committee — 2005-2009
• Women’s Studies Section, Core Books Editor, Feminist Pedagogy — 2007-2008
MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE; REGIONAL
NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
• Mentor — 2009
• Technology and Trends Round Table, Secretary/Treasurer — 2008-2009
NC-LIBRARY INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY GROUP (NC-LITE)
• Coordinated three Wake Forest University-hosted events
MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE; INSTITUTIONAL
• Library co-coordinator for Networked Learning Initiative Workshops — 2014-present
• Commission on Undergraduate Studies & Policies — 2013-2014
• Student Affairs Unconference Planning Committee — 2013
VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
• Library Council — 2014-present
• Collaboration Task force — 2014-present
• Digital Humanities Working Group, Co-Chair — 2014-present
• Search Committees for various positions including Communications Coordinator,
Graphics Coordinator and Visual Literacy Instructor, Digital Media Specialist, Graphics
Specialist, IT Director, PR and Marketing Manager, Public Services and Programming
Specialist (Chair), Online Learning and Education Librarian (Chair), and Web Learning
Environments Developer (Chair) — 2013-present
• Learning Environments Working Group, Co-Chair — 2014
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• Library Faculty Association Mentoring Committee — 2014
• Aspirational Identity Lunches Coordinator — 2014
• Online Learning Platform Team
• Chair — 2014
• Co-Chair — 2013-2014
• Learning Hub
• Chair — 2014
• Co-Chair — 2013-2014
• Marketing Support Team — 2013-2014
• Social Media Team — 2013-2014
• Diversity Council — 2013-2014
• Data Literacy Advisory Team — 2013
• In Service Day Planning Team, Co-Chair — 2013
• Web Team — 2013
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
• Teaching and Learning Center Board of Directors — 2010-2013
• Collaborative Technologies Team — 2012
• Instructional Developer Search Committee — 2011, 2012
• Alumni Book Club, Librarian Co-Facilitator — 2012
• Triad Interuniversity Project Planning Grant, Digital Humanities Initiative — 2011
• Social Media Guidelines Task Force — 2011
• Future Technologies Group — 2010-2011
• iTunesU, Project Manager — 2010-2011
• Wake in Motion Core Team — 2009-2011
• Electronic Portfolio Task Force — 2009-2010
• Strategic Planning Committee for Innovation in Technology and Information — 2008-2010
• Gmail for Students Pilot Task Force — 2009
• Technology @ WFU Online Pilot Task Force — 2008
Z. SMITH REYNOLDS LIBRARY, WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY — 2003-2013
• Chair, Peer Review Committee, Librarian’s
Assembly (elected; member 2011-2012,
• Chair, Learning, Academic, and
Technology, Strategic Priorities Refresh
• Librarian’s Assembly Executive Committee
• Hall Librarian, Embedded Librarian
• Website Committee
• Environmental Scan Strategic Planning
• Assessment Committee
• Summon Usability Task Force
• Chair, Values Task force, Strategic Plan
• Mentor, General topics
• eLearning Librarian Search Committee
• Chair, Staff Development Committee
• Staff Appreciation Committee
• Blue Sky Strategic Planning Task Force
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• President, Vice-President, Staff Association
• Marketing and Publications
• Staff Development and Orientation
• Business Librarian Search Committee
• Online Learning Working Group
• eBooks Purchasing Working Group
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO, DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY
AND INFORMATION STUDIES
• Alumni Mentor — 2008, 2009
MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE; OTHER
• Journal of Web Librarianship, Editorial Board, invited — 2014-present
• Guest Editing an upcoming special issue on Digital Humanities
• Rowman & Littleﬁeld’s Online by Design, invited to be the expert reviewer — 2013
• First Monday, invited to review article — 2011
• In the Library With a Lead Pipe, invited to review article — 2011
• MERLOT International Conference, invited to review proposals — 2009-2010
• Journal of Web Librarianship, invited to review article — 2009
• Blended Librarian, volunteer — 2005-2007
• New Academic Leaders Program; Virginia Tech. 2014-2015.
• Librarian Assembly Mentoring Program, Mentored by Associate Dean, Z. Smith Reynolds
Library. Wake Forest University. 2011-2012.
• SafeZone Program; LGBTQ Ally training. Wake Forest University. 2012.
• The Future of Education; The Horizon Project, a retreat of past and present Horizon
Advisory Board Members; Austin, TX. 2012. Invited.
• Gatekeepers I; Enhancing Our Community through Inclusion. Wake Forest University.
• Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative; CITI Training for IRB approved research.
Wake Forest University. 2010.
• ALA Emerging Leaders; ALA Annual and Midwinter conferences. 2008. Competitive
• NCLA Leadership Institute; Haw River State Park, NC. 2008. Competitive leadership
• ACRL Creating a Comprehensive Plan for Information Literacy; Online workshop. 2005.
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