Dawkins, Diantha Dee was born on October 6, 1942 in McCamey, Texas, United States. Daughter of Kirby Walls and Lucille(Watson) D. Bachelor University Texas, 1966, Master of Library Science, 1971. Certified school librarian.
Asst.librarian Lee High School, Midland, Texas, 1966-1970.
Bachelor, University Texas, 1966. Master of Library Science, University Texas, 1971.
Assistant library Lee High School, Midland, Texas, 1966-1970. Assistant library, media coordinator Midland High School, 1970-1973. Library Austin Freshman School, Midland, 1973-1979.
Library, media coordinator Lee Freshman High, 1979—2005. Lead library Midland Indiana School District, 1994—2005. Member advisory committee State Board Educator Certification, 1998-1999.
Board directors Memorial Christian Church, Midland, 1980-1982, secretary board, 1982. Treasurer Lee Freshman Parent-Teachers Association, 1985-1986, mailing chairman, 1986-1993, life member. Member MISD Communications Committee, 1988-1995, 96-98, Educational Improvement Council, 1991-2005, 2008-2009.
Member American Library Association, Texas Library. Association (life, committees 1981-1989, 91-94, 95-2006, council 1984-1986, district chairman-elect 1985-1986, 95-96, chairman 1986-1987, 96-97), American Association School Libraries (affiliate assembly 1979, 82), Texas Association School Libraries (chairman 1979-1980, council 1978-1986, district workshop coordinator 1989-1998), Texas Classroom Teachers Association, Midland Classroom Teachers (director 1976-1984, 86-88, president 1979-1980), Texas State Teachers Association (life, director ex-officio 1979-1980), Graduate School Library and Information Science University Texas (life), University Texas Ex-Students (life), Midland Association Retired School Personnel (scholarship chair since 2006), Midland Society University Women (president since 2007) Freedom to Read Foundation, Texas History Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Epsilon Eta (1st vice president 1988-1990, president 1990-1992), Kappa Kappa Iota.