Nicole Pagowsky is an Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Arizona where she focuses on student retention and learner-centered teaching, working with athletes, tutoring centers, and the social sciences. To better enable her work, Nicole is earning a MS in Instructional Design and Educational Technology, to be completed August 2014. She is currently researching motivation in game-based instructional design and is developing a digital badging framework for information literacy instruction. She will be presenting on her work at ALA 2014. Read an introductory article on badges that Nicole wrote for ACRL's Keeping up with... series, Keeping Up With... Digital Badges for Instruction.
Nicole is also the creator of Librarian Wardrobe (LW), a blog examining perceptions of information workers. She is currently co-editing a book on this topic with Miriam Rigby, which will be published by ACRL Press in 2014, titled The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work. Nicole has presented on this topic at conferences, webinars, and invited lectures.