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Benjamin Taka Wakashige

Benjamin Taka Wakashige, American librarian. Member of American Library Association, New Mexico Advisory Council Libraries, Greater Albuquerque Library. Association, New Mexico Book League, New Mexico Library. Association (president 1982-1983).

Background

  • Wakashige, Benjamin Taka was born on September 3, 1947 in Paia, Hawaii, United States. Son of Akio and Asayo (Tagawa) Wakashige.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, Western New Mexico University, 1969. Master of Arts in Librarianship, Emporia State University, 1970.

    Career

    • Reference library Birmingham Southern College, Alabama, 1972—1974. Regional library blind and physically handicapped Maine State Library., 1974—1975, New Mexico State Library., Santa Fe, 1975—1977, state library, since 1998. Project director American Indian Library.

      Cultural Center Project, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1979—1980. District library media coordinator Zuni Public Schools, 1980—1982. Library director University Albuquerque, 1982—1985, Albuquerque Academy, 1985.

      With United States Army Reserve, 1970-1972.

    Works

    • Co-editor (with others): Haiku and Haiga, 1970.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: United Church of Christ

    Membership

    Member of American Library Association, New Mexico Advisory Council Libraries, Greater Albuquerque Library. Association, New Mexico Book League, New Mexico Library. Association (president 1982-1983).

    Connections

    • Married Marie Diane Wakashige, December 29, 1969. Children: David Bachelor of Arts, Kristen J.A.
    • father: Akio Wakashige
    • mother: Asayo (Tagawa) Wakashige
    • spouse: Marie Diane Wakashige
    • children: David Bachelor of Arts Wakashige
    • Kristen J.A Wakashige
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    Born September 3, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      Western New Mexico University
    • 1970
      Emporia State University
    • 1972 - 1974
      Reference library Birmingham Southern College
      Alabama, United States
    • 1974 - 1975
      regional library blind and physically handicapped Maine State Library
    • 1975 - 1977
      regional library blind and physically handicapped Maine State Library
      Santa Fe, Argentina, Argentina
    • 1979 - 1980
      project director, American Indian Library Cultural Center Project
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      district library media coordinator, Zuni Public Schools
    • 1982 - 1985
      library director, University Albuquerque
    • 1985
      library director, University Albuquerque
    • 1998
      regional library blind and physically handicapped Maine State Library
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