Betty Uyeda holds a B.A. in History from California State University, Los Angeles and an M.L.S. from San Jose State University. She is on staff with the History Department's Seaver Center.
Before coming to the Seaver Center in 2007, she was a librarian at City of Commerce Public Library from 1997 to 2006, as well as a reference librarian in several Southern California college libraries. She organized community programs while at the City of Commerce: The 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Simons Brick Company Plant No. 3 (2005); and a tribute to former Los Angeles Dodger Roy Gleason and his book Lost in the Sun (2006). She is a member of the Society of California Archivists.
Her current research topic is the street names of Los Angeles.