About the blog:
The Waki Librarian blog explores intersections among libraries, design, and communication, among other things. I write about teaching and research as well as technology tools and tips as they impact librarians. 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.” 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 active 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? 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.