About the blog:
The Waki Librarian blog explores intersections among technology, productivity, and (academic) libraries. It condenses information gleaned from many blogs and other sources and combines it with some commentary. I write about new technology and tools that can be applied in the library and about current library trends/issues. I also focus on tips for self-improvement because becoming better as a person translates into better work in our libraries. The main library focus is in the academic sphere because that is where I work and teach, but much of the information on the blog can be applied to all libraries. Like the tag line says, The Waki Librarian is about “Information to make your library world a little less waki (wacky).”
About the name:
It wasn’t a typo. It’s a contraction of Wakimoto and yes, you pronounce it “wacky.”
My name is Diana K. Wakimoto. I work as the online literacy librarian and archivist at California State University, East Bay. My current active research interests are: accessibility of online resources, information literacy instruction and assessment, evidence-based practice as applied to libraries, applications of technology for instruction and access, and archives.
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? Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @dwakimoto
This blog does not speak or represent CSUEB. It represents the opinions and research of the author.