As Undergraduate Education Librarian and interim Head of the IU Libraries Teaching & Learning Department, Meggan Press' work centers students as learners in the library. As the administrator of IUB’s information literacy grant program, Meggan works closely with faculty and librarians to integrate information literacy throughout the curriculum in many different subject areas. She facilitates a thriving professional community of practice among teaching librarians.
Meggan is interested in the circumstances and modalities that affect student learning, with particular focus on cross-cutting skills represented by information literacy frameworks. Her book, Get the Job: Academic Library Hiring for the New Librarian, is forthcoming from ACRL Press with publication expected in August 2020. Other recent publications include, with Meg Meiman, "A comparison of the effect of physical and digitized primary sources on student engagement and learning" (portal: Libraries and the Academy, 20(3), in press, 2020). In addition to publishing, Meggan regularly speaks on topics related to her academic interests, including a competitively-selected roundtable discussion (with Amy Pajewski), "Recasting Roles: Student Success through Student-Lead Libraries," presented at ACRL in Cleveland, OH in April 2019. Additionally, Meggan co-teaches the ILS course Z573 Education of Information Users, which focuses on the important educational theories and practices that provide the foundation for designing and developing education programs in order to teach information literacy. She is motivated to do work that is student-focused, particularly undergraduates, first-generation, and those experiencing minoritization.