As Undergraduate Education Librarian, Meggan Press ensures that students are learning in the context of information literacy. She is particularly interested in how students learn and in designing instructional contexts that give students interesting opportunities to explore, discover, and transfer knowledge. She is also interested in the intersection between graphic design and student learning.
Meggan writes and presents on topics related to library instruction and instructional design. Most recently she contributed a chapter, “Perfect Pairings: Instructional Design Meets Required Library Instruction,” to Creative Instructional Design: Practical Applications for Librarians (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2017). She also presented “Everything in its Right Place: Effective, Strategic, Differentiated Outreach” (with Amy Pajewski) at the 2016 LOEX Conference in Pittsburgh, PA and “Graphic Design for Maximum Engagement” at the 2015 LOEX Conference in Denver, CO. Meggan participated in the Association of College Research Libraries Immersion Program in 2016, and was awarded an ACRL Early Career Librarian Scholarship in 2015.
She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College in 2006, her Master of Music Performance from Michigan State University in 2009, and her Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan in 2012. Prior to joining the IU Libraries, Meggan served from 2012-2017 as the Teaching and Learning Librarian at Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, NY.