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About Anita S. Coleman

Dr. Anita Coleman received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996). Her experience in Cataloging, Classification, and Library Systems comes from being an academic (technical services) librarian in a private high school, community college, and a private university. She has also been a full-time University faculty and post-doc researcher in the areas of Knowledge Organization Systems and Information Seeking Behaviors.  

Anita's research can be found in Journal of the American Society for Information Science (2005; 2007a; 2007b), Joint Conference on Digital Libraries by ACM & IEEE (2001, 2002; 2005, 2006a; 2006b), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2002); Knowledge Organization (2004), Journal of the American Society for Information Science (1996; 1997a; 1997b), Journal of Documentation (2006), Cataloging and Classification Quarterly (2002; 2005), Library Resources & Technical Services (2003), and Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (1996).

In 2005, Anita was recognized by the Library of Congress for outstanding leadership as the PI of the Cataloger's Learning Workshop (web clearinghouse prototype). She was honored as a 2007 Mover and Shaker (Library Journal) for pioneering work with open access repositories. Currently, Anita is enjoying playing in the creative fields of independent writing and publishing.

Positions

2015 Present Lecturer, San Jose State University School of Information
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August 2001May 2007 Assistant Professor, University of Arizona ‐ School of Information Resources and Library Science
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September 2000May 2001 Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Alexandria Digital Library, Department of Computer Science
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January 1999May 2000 Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Graduate School of Library and Information Science
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September 1997April 2000 Professor, University of California, Los Angeles ‐ Dept. of Library and Information Studies
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July 1996July 2000 Professor, Systems & Catalog Librarian, Rancho Santiago Community College District
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May 1994December 1994 Instructor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Graduate School of Library and Information Science
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • 2007 Mover and Shaker (Library Journal)


Education

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1996 Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Graduate School of Library and Information Science
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1988 M.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale ‐ Education
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1982 MLIS, University of Madras ‐ Library and Information Science
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1980 B.A., University of Madras ‐ English Literature
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Book Chapters (3)

Articles (34)