Anita Coleman

Anita Coleman

Adjunct Lecturer

PhD, Library and Information Science, Illinois; MSEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Technology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; MSLIS and BA, English Literature, University of Madras, India

Other professional appointments

Consultant, Powering Social Equity, Irvine, CA

Research focus

I study the digital, ethical, indigenous, legal, and socio-cultural dimensions of knowledge organization. Recently I have been investigating the representation of global anti-racism in information systems and knowledge structures.


Anita Coleman was named a 2007 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. Her areas of interest include anti-racism (Anti-racism Digital Library, International Anti-racism Thesaurus), categorization, digital libraries, intellectual property, metadata, and open access.

Courses currently teaching