Nicole Pagowsky is an Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Arizona where she focuses on student retention and learner-centered teaching. Her article on taking a programmatic approach to tie the library to campus retention efforts was published as a feature in the November 2012 issue of C&RL News with Jaime Hammond. From interest in how instructional technology and design can play a role in student success, Nicole is earning a MS in Educational Technology. She is currently researching motivation in game-based instructional design and is developing a badging framework for information literacy instruction. She will be presenting on her work at ALA 2014.
Nicole is also the creator of Librarian Wardrobe (LW), a blog examining perceptions of information workers. She is currently co-editing a book on image, perceptions, and stereotypes of librarians with Miriam Rigby, which will be published by ACRL Press in 2014. Nicole has presented on this topic at conferences, webinars, and invited lectures.