If you are curious, here is a list of my publications.



Easy graphic design for librarians: From color to kerning. Chicago, IL: ALA Publications.

Peer Reviewed


Co-authored with Stephanie Alexander. Leading others to lead: The importance of staff empowerment in times of change. Library Leadership & Management, 34(2), 1-10. doi: 10.5860/llm.v34i2.7404


Co-authored with Rolla E. Lewis. School counselors’ changing perceptions of ePortfolios: From graduate students to professionals. Internet and Higher Education, 41, 45-50.

Co-authored with Stephanie Alexander. Exploration of reference models in a public university system. Reference Services Review, 47(1), 21-36. doi: 10.1108/RSR-08-2018-0062


Collections, connections, and change: Differences in experiencing archives. Library Review, 66(1/2), 2-15.
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Co-authored with Stephanie Alexander, Jeffra Bussmann, Peg Winkelman, and Jiansheng Guo. Campus-wide information literacy assessment: An opportunity for library leadership through understanding faculty perspectives. Library Leadership & Management, 31(1), 1-19.

Library graphic design best practices and approval processes. New Library World, 117(1/2), 63-73. doi: 10.1108/NLW-07-2015-0049


Librarians and graphic design: Preparation, roles, and desired support. Public Services Quarterly. 11(3), 171-182. doi: 10.1080/15228959.2015.105454

Co-authored with Christine S. Bruce. Experiencing archives at universities: Archivists, librarians, and collaboration. Reference Services Review, 43(2), 182-198.

Undergraduates have difficulty distinguishing formats based on discovery tool search results (Evidence summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 10(2), 153-155.


Co-authored with Christine Bruce. Academic librarians’ varying experiences of archives: A phenomenographic study. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40, 452-459. doi:

Academic library websites show heavy use of Web 2.0 applications (Evidence summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9(4), 67-69.

Model correlates many factors to undergraduates’ perceived importance of library and research activities, but low explanation power suggests more research needed (Evidence summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9(2), 16-18.

Co-authored with Rolla Lewis. Graduate student perceptions of eportfolios: Uses for reflection, development, and assessment. Internet & Higher Education, 21, 53-58. doi:

Google Scholar retrieves twice as many relevant results as PubMed for quick, clinical nephrology searches (Evidence summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 9(1), 36-38.


The Case of LLACE: Challenges, Triumphs, and Lessons of a Community Archives. American Archivist, 76(2), 438-457. Co-authors: Debra L. Hansen and Christine S. Bruce

Archivist as Activist: Lessons from Three Queer Community Archives in California. Archival Science, 13(4), 293-316. Co-authors: Christine S. Bruce and Helen Partridge. Accepted Manuscript Version (Final publication is available at

Children display seven distinct roles when searching online at home (Evidence Summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(1), 67-69.

Ethnographic methods are becoming more popular in LIS research (Evidence Summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(1), 96-98.


Younger adults derive pleasure and utilitarian benefits from browsing for music information seeking in physical and digital spaces (Evidence Summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 7(3), 92-94.

Public library clients prefer formal classes for initial training on library’s online resources and informal, on-demand assistance for further training. (Evidence Summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. 7(1), 105-107.


Decline in Reference Transactions with Few Questions Referred to Librarian when the Reference Desk is Staffed by a Paraprofessional. (Evidence Summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. 6(1), 53-55.

Co-authored with Aline Soules, Evaluating Accessibility Features of Tutorial Creation Software. Library Hi Tech, 29(1), 122-136.


Lack of Congruence between Analyses and Conclusions Limits Usefulness of Study of Socio-cultural Influences on Student Choice of LIS
. (Evidence Summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. 5(3), 53-55.

Information Literacy Instruction Assessment and Improvement through Evidence Based Practice: A Mixed Method Study. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. 5(1), 82-92.

Benefits of Unionization Still Unclear for U.S. Academic Libraries and Librarians. (Evidence Summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. 5(1), 144-146.

Non-Peer Reviewed


Co-authored with Stephanie Alexander, Tom Bickley, Gr Keer, and Aline Soules.  Information literacy assessment entree: Using a reflective essay to assess course learning outcomes. In A. W. Dobbs (Ed.), Library Assessment Cookbook, ACRL Publications.


Wakimoto, D. K. (2016). Understanding the archives: Experiences of archivists and librarians. 2016 CARL Conference Proceedings. Retrieved from


Using Google Sites as library intranet. In C. Smallwood (Ed.), Google in Libraries: Uses for Patron, Student and Staff. Scarecrow Press.


The 5th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP5): Conference Report and Reflections. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. 4(3), 79-80.

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