Jay Forrest of Georgia Tech libraries named as head of operations for Library Service Center

Published 04-12-2015

Jay Forrest. Photo courtesy Georgia Tech Library.

The libraries at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology are pleased to announce that Jay Forrest has been appointed temporary head of operations planning for the Library Service Center (LSC).

In this role, Forrest will manage the ingest coordination and operational planning for the LSC, working with both the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University libraries, the LSC steering committee, subject matter experts from both institutions, and various stakeholders and vendors.

Forrest is a subject librarian at Georgia Tech, serving the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and specializing in spatial data and GIS. He can be reached at jay.forrest@library.gatech.edu.

Construction of the LSC is scheduled for completion in October 2015 and Forrest’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the facility is prepared for operations. As a Georgia Tech employee, Forrest will report to Catherine Murray-Rust, Georgia Tech’s Dean of Libraries and Vice Provost for Academic Effectiveness, and also is assigned to report to Yolanda Cooper, University Librarian, Emory University.

On a related note, the search for a full time director of the LSC continues; none of the candidates interviewed for the position in January 2015 were selected for the role.

The Library Service Center, located on Emory’s Briarcliff campus, is a collaborative project between Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Once constructed, the Center will house a shared collection and provide robust service and optimal space for present and future library growth essential to both Emory and Georgia Tech.

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