The Next Chapter

I have been quiet here lately. It’s all the normal reasons: work is busy, several professional obligations, family life is full of adventures. But there’s also been something else going on behind the scene that has taken up a bit of my regular writing time.

I just went through an interview process. And I’m thrilled to announce that in February I’ll be joining the University Libraries at Virginia Tech as the Associate Director for Learning and Outreach.

I’ll be reporting to Brian Mathews, Associate Dean for Learning and Outreach, and working on some of the really exciting initiatives and programs on the horizon. Truly, this is a dream position, at a library that is undergoing a transformational moment, at a university with a tagline of “Invent the Future.”

However, it’s also bittersweet to me. I have loved working at ZSR and Wake Forest University and have incredible friends, colleagues, and mentors there. We’ve done some amazing things in the past 9 years, too. I’ll do a post sometime in the next month or two on ZSR. But for now, I just wanted to let you all know about this big change and where I’m going. Exciting times await!

My name is Lauren Pressley. This is where I think out loud, document what I'm doing, and share the things that I like. I'm the Director for Learning Environments at Virginia Tech University Libraries and author of a few books. This blog focuses on libraries, education, information, & the internet. When not at work or blogging, I spend most of my time with John and our son, Leif.

9 thoughts on “The Next Chapter

  1. BRAVO!!! It sounds like a very innovative place to work; a perfect environment for you! I wish you all the best of luck with your move and can’t wait to hear about new and exciting projects you’ll be working on.

  2. Congrats! I’m so happy for you! Virginia Tech does a lot of innovative, awesome things in libraryland, and working with Brian Matthews should be an amazing opportunity. He’s very lucky to get you!

  3. Whatever you do, wherever you go, you will be successful. I wish you all the best in your new endeavors in the new year.

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