Teaching

Coleman’s passion for humane info tech was nurtured by her advisor Dr, Linda C. Smith; pic is cover of Smith’s book gift.

Graduate 1994-2015

3 credit unit courses for graduates. Alternative Forms of Scholarly Communication (UA) |    Cataloging and Classification (UIUC) | Controlled Vocabularies (UIUC, UA) | Independent Studies (UA)| Information Seeking Behaviors (UCLA, UA) | Knowledge Structures I & II (UA) | Library Automation (UIUC, UCLA) | Organization of Information (UA, senior undergrads could take this entry level required course) | Systems Analysis and Design (UCLA, UIUC) | Vocabulary Design (SJSU)

Dr. Coleman was a pioneer in cataloging web resources, and before that teaching prototyping using the WWW technologies. Demonstrated in subsequent classes such as WWW Design.

Undergraduate 1996-2000

Information Retrieval on the Net – 1 credit unit course for freshman undergraduates

Critical Assessment of Science Information – 3 credit units course for 2nd year honors undergraduates

Library Instruction – 1 hr workshops

Continuing education and professional development on Information Technology – 1 hr workshops for faculty, staff, and public.

Dr. Coleman demonstrating the Information Research Toolbox is.sketched by a talented student, MDiv 22, Pre-Covid class.

Library Instruction 2020

Louisville Seminary, 2020 Spring, 3 credit units course, Research Methods and Practices Required course for MAR, classroom, online, co-taught until March 2020.

Live Workshops, Instructional Videos: Introduction to Ebooks, With Much Love – Library Portal, Search Terms in APA PsychInfo, Scripture Index in ATLA-Religion Database; JSTOR; CREDO InfoLit. 30 minute workshops for graduate MAR, MDiv, MAMFT students

Louisville Seminary, 2021 Spring, 1 credit unit course, Interspirituality and a Theology of Technology, online.


Dr. Coleman’s teaching experience spans curriculum design, program development, and academic instruction using diverse delivery modalities of traditional classroom, web-based online learning (Blackboard, Canvas, D2L), and hybrid formats in the following contexts:

  1. Professional, graduate level courses at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of California in Los Angeles, University of Arizona, San Jose State University, and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary;
  2. Lower level, undergraduate courses in advancing information competency expertise at Santa Ana and Santiago Canyon College; and
  3. Library Instruction at Cate School, National University Library, Santa Ana College, Santiago Canyon College, and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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