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Nicole Pagowsky
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Expertise and educators: Teachers make a difference
If you care about teaching, stop what you're doing and read Joshua Beatty's CAPAL 2015 paper, " Reading Freire for first world librarians ." I had seen others tweeting about how great this paper was but hadn't had a chance to read it until now. I can't real...
If you care about teaching, stop what you're doing and read Joshua Beatty's CAPAL 2015 paper, "Reading Freire for first world librarians." I had seen others tweeting about how great this paper was but hadn't had a chance to r...
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WAAL 2015 Opening Keynote: Transforming our image through a compass of critical librarianship
I went to Wisconsin this week to present the opening keynote at the annual Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians conference for 2015. I had a great time meeting librarians from all over the state, and really enjoyed talking about librarian stereotype...
I went to Wisconsin this week to present the opening keynote at the annual Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians conference for 2015. I had a great time meeting librarians from all over the state, and really enjoyed ta...
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Sharing new article up here too: Black Lives Matter! Shedding library neutrality rhetoric for social justice, on C&RL News
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#acrl2015 schedule
Next week is ACRL 2015! Posting my public schedule below... Tuesday 6:30pm #critlib meetup , dinner at Los Gorditos, 8pm drinks at Low Brow Lounge (details at link) @CUDJOE70 and I are going to meet up in the Benson Hotel lobby at 6:30pm to walk over (5-10m...
Next week is ACRL 2015! Posting my public schedule below... Tuesday 6:30pm #critlib meetup, dinner at Los Gorditos, 8pm drinks at Low Brow Lounge (details at link) @CUDJOE70 and I are going to meet up in the Benson Hotel lobb...
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More on ALA Instructional Design Essentials ecourse
image via infed.org Since it's a ways off and we've had people asking about when it will be offered again, I just wanted to make a quick post that our next 4-week session of ALA Instructional Design Essentials will be offered in May 2015. Instructors are my...
image via infed.org Since it's a ways off and we've had people asking about when it will be offered again, I just wanted to make a quick post that our next 4-week session of ALA Instructional Design Essentials will be offered...
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Confronting false neutrality in professional expectations
image via http://www.nycga.net/resources/general-assembly-guide/ I've got neutrality on my mind lately, particularly from many excellent #critlib chats talking about a sense of false neutrality in libraries and library instruction. And also in thinking abou...
image via http://www.nycga.net/resources/general-assembly-guide/ I've got neutrality on my mind lately, particularly from many excellent #critlib chats talking about a sense of false neutrality in libraries and library instr...
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Tick tick tick... that tenure clock
Now that I've finished up some big things I was working on this semester, it's time to start on my tenure packet (or, here, we are faculty with promotion and continuing status, but I'm just calling it tenure since it is more easily understood, and a shorter...
Now that I've finished up some big things I was working on this semester, it's time to start on my tenure packet (or, here, we are faculty with promotion and continuing status, but I'm just calling it tenure since it is more ...
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Zines fests, neutrality, and tie ins to library work
photo by Jen Collins/ Flickr Creative Commons Today I was reading here and here about how the Brooklyn Zine Fest silenced People of Color (POC), through removing a panel about #BlackLivesMatter under the guise of keeping the fest "apolitical." This is appal...
photo by Jen Collins/ Flickr Creative Commons Today I was reading here and here about how the Brooklyn Zine Fest silenced People of Color (POC), through removing a panel about #BlackLivesMatter under the guise of keeping the ...
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#acrl2015 reflection: experiences of academic librarians of color
Before #acrl2015 might become a blur, I wanted to reflect on the conference, and one session in particular, From the Individual to the Institution: Exploring the Experiences of Academic Librarians of Color with panelists Juleah Swanson, Isabel Gonzalez-Smit...
Before #acrl2015 might become a blur, I wanted to reflect on the conference, and one session in particular, From the Individual to the Institution: Exploring the Experiences of Academic Librarians of Color with panelists Jule...
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Competency-Based Learning & Creating Meaningful Experiences: Mutually Exclusive?
Lately, I have grown to be more skeptical of competency-based learning as used in the contexts it has been generally implemented, despite the fact that I am working with digital badges and integrating library information literacy badges into our university-...
Lately, I have grown to be more skeptical of competency-based learning as used in the contexts it has been generally implemented, despite the fact that I am working with digital badges and integrating library information lite...
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#acrlilrevisions Next Steps
It seems like we are almost at the final version of the ACRL Framework revisions. I submitted my feedback a couple weeks ago through the ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy committee that I'm on (we are sending it collectively) and feel for the mos...
It seems like we are almost at the final version of the ACRL Framework revisions. I submitted my feedback a couple weeks ago through the ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy committee that I'm on (we are sending it co...
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Moving away from teaching to the research paper
Might be sacrilege, but I find I have more engaging instruction sessions when students don't have a research paper attached as an assignment — Nicole Pagowsky (@pumpedlibrarian) October 10, 2014 As I've been teaching a lot more classes lately that have a bi...
Might be sacrilege, but I find I have more engaging instruction sessions when students don't have a research paper attached as an assignment — Nicole Pagowsky (@pumpedlibrarian) October 10, 2014 As I've been teaching a lot mo...
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Academic Librarian
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  • University of Arizona Libraries
    Instructional Services Librarian, 2011 - present
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Tucson, AZ
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Chicago, IL - Madison, WI
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Faculty Librarian, Research & Learning Department at the University of Arizona
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Librarian at the UofA with an MLIS and an MS in Instructional Design + Technology. Researching game-based learning, critical pedagogy, and student retention.
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  • University of Arizona
    MLIS
    Library & Information Science
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    Communication Sciences & Rhetoric
  • University of Arizona
    MS
    Instructional Design & Technology
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