Books and Monographs

Miller, R. and L. Pressley. (2015) Evolution of Liaison Librarians. SPEC Kit. ARL.

Pressley, L. (2010) Wikis for Libraries. Chicago: Neal-Schuman. Invited. Peer reviewed.

Pressley, L. (2009) So You Want to Be A Librarian. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press.  Invited.


Fralin, S., B. Mathews, and L. Pressley. (2016) “Building Knowledge Together: Interactive Course Exhibits in the Academic Library.” In Pete McDonnell, ed., The Experiential Library: Transforming Academic Libraries through the Power of Experiential Learning. Chandos Publishing.

Metko, S., L. Pressley, J. Bradley. (2016) “Manager, Librarian and Web Developer: How a Multidisciplinary Team ReImagined LibApps.” In Aaron Dobbs and Ryan Sittler, eds., Integrating LibGuides into Library Websites. Rowman & Littlefield.

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.

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. (2018) “Catalyzing Organizational Change: Strategies and Tools to Implement Your Scholarly Communication Agenda,” College & Research Library News. Invited.

Pressley, L. and S. Anderson. (2018) “The Role of Collections in a Learning Commons: A Case Study of the Library at UW Tacoma,” Against the Grain. Invited.

Aguiñaga, J. and L. Pressley. (2017) “José Aguiñaga and Lauren Pressley Share Plans for ACRL,” College & Research Libraries News. 78:2. 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. and C. McCallum. (2008) “Putting the Library in Wikipedia,” Online Magazine. 32:5.

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 Newsletter. 21:1.

Representative Online Writing, Interviews, and Quotations

Pun, R. (Spring 2019) “An Interview with ACRL President 2018-2019 Lauren Pressley, Associate Dean of University Libraries, Director of University of Washington Tacoma Library.Chinese American Librarians Association Newsletter.

McKenzie, L. (March 27, 2019) “The Beginning of the End for the ‘Big Deal’?Inside Higher Ed.

Fermo, M. (October 22, 2018) “Chancellor Pagano Recognized 2 Departments at 1st Town Hall Meeting.” The Tacoma Ledger.

(October 22, 2018) “A Library Indispensable in the Smartphone Era.” Davidson: News.

Free, D. (October 12, 2018) “ACRL Funds 2018-19 Spectrum Scholar Stephanie Akau.” ALA News.

(October 5, 2018 ) “My NC State Story: Lauren Pressley (Communication ’02; Philosophy ’03).” Humanities and Social Sciences News.

Critz, L., Daly, E., Pressley, L., LaFleur, L., and McNeil, B. (August 7, 2018) “ACRL Signature Initiative on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Poll Results.” ACRL Insider.

Burkhardt, J. (May 12, 2017) “Library’s Lauren Pressley Elected to Lead National Association.” UW Tacoma News and Information.

Pressley, L. (March 6, 2017) “Meet the Candidates: Lauren Pressley.” ACRL Insider.

Pressley, L. (January 31, 2011) “Member of the Week: Lauren Pressley.” ACRL Insider.

Lauren’s Library Blog, professional blog, <http://laurenpressley.com>, 2005 to 2015. Google PageRank in 2015: 5. 550+ posts, 700+ comments.

ALA Learning, ALA group library training blog, <http://alalearning.org>, 2010 to 2011. Google PageRank in 2011: 6. Authored 4+ posts, 25+ comments, 2,000+ followers on Twitter. Invited.

Book Reviews

Pressley, L. (2019) “Review of Strategic Planning for Academic Libraries: A Step-by-Step Guide, Gregory C. Thompson, Harish Maringanti, Rick Anderson, Catherine B. Soehner, Alberta Comer.” Technical Services Quarterly.

Pressley, L. (2017) “Review of Envisioning our Preferred Future: New Services, Jobs, and Directions, Ed. Bradford Lee Eden.” Technical Services Quarterly. 34.2.

Pressley, L. (2016) “Review of The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs, Eds. Anthony Molaro and Leah L. White.” Technical Services Quarterly. 33.1.

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.