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About Justin Wadland

I have worked as a librarian at the UW Tacoma since 2003. My book, Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound, was published by Oregon State University Press, won the 2015 Washington State Book Award in the History/General Nonfiction Category.

I serve as the Associate Director of the UW Tacoma Library and oversee the Library's Digital Scholarship Program. Since 2012, I have been the lead for UW Tacoma Digital Commons and served as project manager and collaborator on multiple digital projects, such as the Tacoma Community History Project. My subject liaison areas include:


Present Head, Media and Digital Collections, University of Washington Tacoma Library

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Washington State Book Award in History / General Nonfiction

Contact Information

Phone: 253-692-5741


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