Library Instruction by Design: Using Design Thinking to Meet Evolving Needs
Friday, June 1 • 9:40am - 10:40am
Keynote Address

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This keynote will address practical steps you can take to incorporate Design Thinking into your work. Lauren Pressley will share models and concrete examples of how Design Thinking has improved her libraries’ service and partnership to campus throughout her career, including instruction, public services, and library administration. This keynote will also include examples and resources from the field.

Lauren Pressley is Associate Dean of University Libraries and Director of University of Washington Tacoma Library. In 2017, Lauren is the current ACRL vice-president/president-elect.

Lauren joined the University of Washington on September 15, 2015 as Director of the University of Washington Tacoma Library and Associate Dean of University Libraries. Prior to joining the University of Washington Libraries, Lauren was Director of Learning Environments for Virginia Tech University Libraries and held a number of roles related to instruction and technology at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Lauren regularly publishes and presents on formal and informal learning, the evolving information environment, and the future of libraries. She also has worked closely on issues related evolving pedagogical models, integrating the library into formal and informal learning, incorporating design principles into library spaces and services, and organizational change. She has served in several positions within the American Library Association (ALA), the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Horizon Project, and Library Pipeline.

Read her full biography here

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Lauren Pressley

Director of the University of Washington Tacoma Library and Associate Dean of University Libraries, University of Washington

Friday June 1, 2018 9:40am - 10:40am
Xavier University of San Francisco - Fromm Hall 2497 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118-4315

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