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Rebecca Blakiston

Author, Editor, Reviewer

Weave Editor-in-Chief; UX Librarian & Strategist, University of Arizona



Rebecca Blakiston has been a user experience librarian at the University of Arizona Libraries since 2014, and a user experience strategist since 2017. She was promoted to Full faculty rank in 2021. In her current role at the library, she manages a research and design team that empowers staff with the tools to make data-informed, empathy-driven decisions. With the goal of fostering a culture of UX across campus, her team facilitates workshops, provides consultation, and partners with staff campus-wide on projects of all types. Rebecca wrote two practical guides for librarians: Usability Testing (2014) and Writing Effectively in Print and on the Web (2017). She has been editor-in-chief of Weave since 2018, and can be reached at