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):
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.