Colleen Greene

Contact Information

Voice: 657-278-3991

Fax: 657-278-2439

Office:PLS 267

Colleen Greene

Digital Literacy Librarian


Library & University Work

California State University, Fullerton


As Digital Literacy Librarian (Fall 2019 - present), I provide consultation, instruction, and outreach to students and faculty on using digital tools and strategies to enhance their research, to improve teaching and learning, and to develop a more digitally fluent campus community.  I also liaison with technology-focused academic partners and initiatives on campus.

Former Roles

As Marketing Librarian (2016 - Fall 2019), I coordinated and facilitated marketing and communications for the Pollak Library. This included overseeing the library's visual identity, web presence, content strategy, and social media, as well as developing and managing marketing campaigns. I supervised a team of talented student assistants, who do High Impact Practice (HIPs) graphic design and communications & advertising work for the library.

As Web Systems Librarian (2009 - 2016), I served as the lead administrator and designer for our OU Campus-run website, our Wordpress blogging platform, and our LibGuides and LibAnswers systems.

I regularly teach and present on digital literacy skills and tools, emerging technology tools, genealogy, historical records, and content and social media strategies.

I have served and continue to serve on many campus web technologies and communications committees.

San Jose State University

I am also a faculty instructor for SJSU and teach an online graduate-level genealogy research methods seminar for the School of Information.

Professional Involvement


I am a nationally recognized genealogy speaker and educator specializing in methodology, Mexican & Hispanic research, libraries and archives, technology, and society communications. I publish my professional blog at

I am also a member of many national, state, and local professional assocations and society, and am an active volunteer in the digital public humanities.


MLIS, San Jose State University

B.A., History, California State University, Fullerton

Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University

Research Areas

Digital literacy, emerging technologyes, online communities, e-learning, digital history, California history, American Southwest history, and genealogy (with specializations in Mexican-American genealogy, Hispanic genealogy, and genetic genealogy).



Office Hours

M-F: 90:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
(evenings by appointment)