Nicole Pagowsky is a Research & Instruction Librarian at the University of Arizona, where she is a liaison to the College of Education and works with online learning programs, general education, and student retention and success. Both her MS in Instructional Design & Technology and MLIS degrees are from the University of Arizona. Her research interests include student motivation, game-based learning, and critical pedagogy, and she is currently researching and implementing digital badges for library instruction.
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?