About

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):

photograph of the author

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).

Want to know more or contact me about the blog?
Want to know more about my research?
Want me to come talk to your organization or at your conference?
Leave a comment below or contact me at:
diana[dot]wakimoto[at]gmail[dot]com

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

7 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.

  2. Pingback: Weekly Reflections for Reflective Teaching « Info Balance

  3. Pingback: quick hit: queer community archives in california since 1950 | the feminist librarian

Comments are closed.