Nicole Warner, PhD

Instructor, Librarian, Archives and Special Collections

Nicole Warner, PhD

Dr. Warner started her career at Penn College's Madigan Library in October 2006. She began in circulation, moved into library operations, and finally acquisitions and technology services, before finding a home among the faculty librarians in August 2019.

Nicole graduated from Mansfield University in 2003 with a degree in history, after which she decided to pursue that passion by attending graduate school. Her specialty is 20th century European history, with a focus on Russia and the Balkans. She received her M.A. in history from Ohio University in November 2006, after successfully completing her thesis on British indecision in the Winter War. In 2014, she completed her Master's in Library and Information Science, with a specialization in archives management, through Simmons College’s online program.

She completed her PhD in Leadership in Higher Education in May 2020. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the motivation styles of adult learners and nontraditional by gender degree seeking students. Nicole is an active member of many professional associations. For the Pennsylvania Library Association, she served for two years as the West Branch Chapter Chair, as well as serving on the 2011 state Conference Committee. She also served for three years on the PaLA West Branch Chapter Steering Committee and two years as the Vice Chair and then Chair of the Preservation Roundtable. In 2018 she graduated from the PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies. Additionally, she served as the treasurer for the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania for six years. She also currently serves on the Board of the Jersey Shore Public Library.

Nicole has many hobbies, including reading, sewing, crocheting, quilting, watching movies, and scrapbooking. She loves hanging out with her family and friends, but most of all she enjoys spending time with her sons, Hunter and Booker.