Jay Forrest

Areas Served as Subject Librarian

Research Support Services

  • Guidance in researching topics for theses and dissertations, papers, projects, scholarly publications, research grants, and class assignments, etc.
  • Assistance with identifying sources for spatial data
  • Identification and verification of where a publication is being cited and by whom.
  • Research and reference assistance by appointment, e-mail, phone, fax, and chat.

Teaching and Other Services

  • Provide customized instruction sessions for individuals, groups or classes on using library resources and GIS
  • Provide course-integrated library instruction.
  • Provide orientation sessions for new faculty and students.
  • Consultation concerning recommendations for purchase of library materials including books, journals, databases or other information resources.


“Beyond the Tally Sheet: Communicating Data” with RaeAnne Forrest, presented at the SE Library Assessment Conference , Atlanta, GA, October 22, 2013

“Managing your J-Retain Titles in Journal Retention and Needs List (JRNL) Software”  with Cheryle Cole-Bennett (ASERL) and Winston Harris (Florida), webinar, October 18, 2013

“Assessement @GTLibrary” with Ameet Doshi, presented at the RACL Fall Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 16, 2012

“Assessement @GTLibrary” with Ameet Doshi, presented at the ASERL Fall Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 13, 2012

“Emergence of Hybrid Positions at the Georgia Tech Library” with Bruce Henson, presented at GIL Users Group Meeting, May 20, 2004.


Georgia Tech Library Tally Sheet Demo (2013) <http://www.library.gatech.edu/libdata/demoTally/frame.html>

Forrest, Thomas J. 2012. Assessment Corner: Likert Scales. STS Signal. VOl 27, no. ,2 p.8

Review of Van Oosterom, P. and Zlatanova S. (Eds.) 2008. Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures: Toward the Spatial Semantic Web. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. In 2011, Journal of Spatial Science, Vol 56, no. 1 pp. 148-149

Professional Affiliations

  • American Library Association - Maps and Geography Round Table
  • American Library Association - Association of College & Research Libraries; Science & Technology Section
  • American Library Association - Association of College & Research Libraries; Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group


Master of History and Sociology of Technology and Science :: 2013 
Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of Science in Library and Information Studies :: 2009
Florida State University

Master of City and Regional Planning :: 2003
Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of Arts in Geography :: 1998
Georgia State University

Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies / Comparative Area Studies :: 1995
Duke University

Graduate Transition Certificate in Computer Science :: 2014
Southern Polytechnic State University

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