Diana  Wakimoto

Reference/Instruction Librarian - Online Literacy Librarian/ Archivist

University Libraries

(510) 885-4287
LI 2141
Office Hours:
Mondays noon to 2 pm; Fridays 11 to noon; by appointment
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Senior Assistant Librarian 

Liaison for: Biological Sciences

Co-Liaison for: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Professional Focus

History of community archives

Evidence based library and information science practice

Information literacy teaching and learning 

Emerging technologies and applications for teaching 


  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology
  • MS in Library and Information Science, Simmons College
  • MA in History, Simmons College
  • BS, Ecology and Evolution, University of California at Santa Cruz


Winter Quarter 2016
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
LIBY 121018Intro to Information LiteracyTH10:00AM11:50AMLI-3079Hayward Campus View Books
LIBY 121035Intro to Information LiteracyF2:00PM3:50PMLI-3079Hayward Campus View Books


Peer-reviewed Articles

Oakleaf, M., Hoover, S., Woodard, B., Corbin, J., Hensley, R., Wakimoto, D., … Iannuzzi, P. (2012). Notes from the field: 10 short lessons on one-shot instruction. Communications in Information Literacy, 6(1), 5-23

Wakimoto, D. K., & Soules, A. (2011). Evaluating accessibility features of tutorial creation software. Library Hi Tech, 29(1), 122-136.

Wakimoto, D. K. (2010). Information Literacy Instruction Assessment and Improvement through Evidence-Based Practice: A Mixed Method Study. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 5(1), 82-92.  

Peer Reviewed Critiques

Wakimoto, D. K. (2012). 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.

Wakimoto, D. K. (2012). 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.

Wakimoto, D. K. (2011). While collaboration is increasing in the profession the LIS dissertation remains a solo-authored monograph (Evidence Summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 6(3), 61-63. 

Wakimoto, D. K. (2011). Decline in reference transactions with few questions referred to librarian when the reference desk is staffed by a paraprofessional (Evidence Summary). Evidence Based Librarian and Information Practice, 6(1), 53-55.

Wakimoto, D. K. (2010). Lack of congruence between analyses and conclusions limits usefulness of study of socio-cultural influences on student choice of LIS field in Greece (Evidence Summary). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 5(3), 53-55.

Wakimoto, D. K. (2010). 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

Wakimoto, D. K. (2009). Report on Information Literacy at EBLIP5 (News article). Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 4(3), 79-80.

Wakimoto, D. K. (2009, March). Seriously, play! Info Career Trends, http://www.lisjobs.com/career_trends/?p=533  


Wakimoto, D. K. (2012, November). A tale of two community archives: Saving histories, empowering individuals, and changing practice. Paper presented at the Buildings, Books & Blackboards: Intersecting Narratives Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Lewis, R., & Wakimoto, D. K. (2012, November). Google Sites ePortfolios in school counselor education: Fostering excellence and accountability. Paper presented at the Western Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (WACES) 2012 Conference, Portland, OR.

Wakimoto, D. K., Maybee, C., & Tucker, V. (2012, October). Cutting, polishing, and displaying: Preparing jewels from your thesis for presentations and publications. Presented at Library 2.012 Conference, online. 

Wakimoto, D. K. (2012, January). Queer community archives. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Dallas, TX.

Wakimoto, D. K., Berger, S., Nachem, J., & Thorman, C. (2011, April). Breaking into the archives: A discussion for graduate students and early career professionals. Panel chaired and presented at the annual meeting of the Society of California Archivists (SCA), San Jose, CA.

Wakimoto, D. K. (2011, January). Community archives. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), San Diego, CA.

Wakimoto, D. K. (2009, June). Information literacy instruction assessment and improvement through evidence based practice: A mixed method study. Paper presented at the 5th International Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Wakimoto, D. K. (2009, February). Preventing a digital divide: Accessibility and online learning. Presentation at Online Northwest 2009, Corvallis, OR.

Wakimoto, D. K. (2008, February). Digitalization: Access or preservation strategy? Presentation at the Graduate Student Conference in Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections, Bloomington, IN.

Grants and Awards


Sony Electronics Faculty Award for Innovative Instruction with Technology 2011

Faculty in Residence for Teaching with Technology, California State University East Bay 2009-2010.

Learning Comminunity Fellow, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, California State University East Bay 2009.

Spectrum Scholar, American Library Association 2006.


Local History Digital Resources Project, PI, 2011-2012 ($5000)

Jensen Family Collection Preservation Project, American Heritage Preservation Grant, Institute of Museum and Library Science, co-PI, 2011-2012 ($3000).

New Faculty Grant, California State University East Bay 2008-2009 ($1200).


2011-2013 Academic Senator

2009-2011 Committee on Research, Chair (2010-2011), Secretary (2009-2011)

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