Nicole Pagowsky is a Research & Instruction Librarian at the University of Arizona, where she works with online learning programs, general education, student retention and success, and is also a subject liaison. Both her MS in Instructional Design & Technology and MLIS degrees are from the University of Arizona. Her research interests include game-based learning, student motivation, and critical pedagogy, and she is currently researching and implementing campus digital badges for library instruction. Nicole has also written about and presented on digital badges and instruction (see CV).
Nicole is the creator of Librarian Wardrobe, a blog examining perceptions of information workers and has co-edited a book with Miriam Rigby, titled The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work out now with ACRL Press. She has also recently published an article on a related topic, focusing on library instruction, with Erica DeFrain for In the Library with the Lead Pipe, titled Ice Ice Baby: Are Librarian Stereotypes Freezing Us out of Instruction?