Sanjyot Pia Walawalkar, MLISSanjyot Pia Walawalkar

Interim Director of the Library
Instructional Design Librarian

Pia has been working at NDNU for more than three years and serves as the liaison librarian to the Humanities and Social Science disciplines. She enjoys collaborating with faculty to connect information literacy to student success initiatives and thus play an active role in enhancing student learning.

Liaison Areas: Clinical Psychology, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology


MLIS, Kent State University, 2009
MA, German Studies, Ohio State University, 2005
MA, English Literature, University of Mumbai, 2000
BA, English Literature, University of Mumbai, 1998

Courses & Workshops Taught at NDNU

  • Freshmen Seminar
  • Course-integrated information literacy sessions to a full range of students from freshman to graduate level from multiple disciplines

Research and Interests

  • Metaliteracy
  • Embedded librarianship

Community Engagement

Co-taught Freshman Seminar course that engages with the residents of St. Vincent de Paul’s Catherine Center.


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Professional Affiliations

California Library Association (CLA)
California Academic & Research Library Associations (CARL)
CARL Information Technology Interest Group
CARL Diversity in Academic Libraries Interest Group
CARL Scholarly Communication & Open Resources for Education Interest Group

Workshops & Presentations

  • Delaporte, M. & Walawalkar, S. (2017). Building Faculty Collaboration to Develop Metaliterate Learners. In California Conference of Library Instruction, San Francisco, CA.
  • Wegmann, M. & Walawalkar, S. (2016). Mission and Values – Academic Libraries on The Frontline. In California Academic & Research Libraries Association Conference, Costa Mesa, CA.
  • Walawalkar, S. (2015). Where Creative Minds Engage in Social Justice: Academic Libraries Reimagined. Poster session in California Library Association Conference, Pasadena, CA.