About the blog:

The Waki Librarian blog explores intersections among libraries, design (especially graphic design), and communication, among other things. I sometimes write about teaching and research, too. Like the name says, the blog is a little waki, but hopefully you find it wacky in a good way.

About the name:

It wasn’t a typo. It’s a contraction of Wakimoto and yes, you pronounce it “wacky.” It’s a family thing.

About me (work, research, education):

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My name is Diana K. Wakimoto. I work as a librarian and archivist at California State University, East Bay. My current writing and research interests are: graphic design and librarians, librarian & archivist experiences of archives, information literacy instruction and assessment, reflective uses of technology in teaching, and evidence-based practice.

I earned my PhD from Queensland University of Technology. I received my MS in library science from Simmons College as well as my MA in history (I specialized in discourse and agriculture/farming of Japanese Americans during World War II). I have a BS in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. And because one of my colleagues asked after he read this page, I graduated from Dixon High School (the one in California, not Illinois).

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This blog does not speak or represent Cal State East Bay. It represents the opinions and research of the author.

6 thoughts on “About

  1. I was tracking Internet Librarian #intlib10 comments on Twitter, and found one of your postings, which led to your blog. I’m a librarian at a California community college, and I’m very happy to have found you–you’re talking about things I need to know. Thank you for your work.

    • I’m so glad that you find the blog postings helpful! Hope you continue to find good information via tracking the Internet Librarian hashtag; there’s a lot of great things being presented that are incredibly useful in the academic library setting.

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