Assistant Dean for Collections Strategy and Development and Content Management Group Chair

Jay Forrest

Jay Forrest is the Assistant Dean for Content Strategy & Development and the Content Management Group Chair. While maintaining effective stewardship of the collection’s budgets, Jay leads efforts to ensure that Library Collections align with Georgia Tech's research, teaching, and learning priorities and meet an evolving and growing university's needs, with diverse viewpoints, interests, abilities, and perspectives.

His service and scholarship focus on collaborative preservation of the print scholarly record and on analytical techniques to evaluate and improve library effectiveness.

Jay earned his A.B. from Duke University (Women's Studies|Comparative Area Studies), and holds master's degrees from Georgia State (Geography), Georgia Tech (City and Regional Planning; History and Sociology of Technology and Science), Florida State (Information Studies), and Kennesaw State (Software Engineering). His recent presentations include "Services for Shared Print Collections" (2018) and " Preserving Assets, Maximizing Investments: A Collaborative Model in Process-Focused Facility Design" (2016).

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