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Benjamin Taka Wakashige

librarian

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.

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