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About Lisa Forrest

Lisa A. Forrest leads a team of research librarians and educational technologists in the Division of Library & Information Technology Services at Hamilton College. As part of the Senior Leadership Team of LITS, she provides strategic planning, outreach and direction for future initiatives. Lisa is the recipient of the Excellence in Library Service Award from the Western New York Library Resources Council, and a fellow of the Educause Leading Change Institute (2014) and the Western New York Library Resources Council Leadership Institute (2009). Lisa's scholarly writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including American LibrariesA Leadership Primer for New Librarians (Neal-Schuman Publishers), College & Research Libraries News,  Journal of Library Innovation, Thinking Outside the Book (McFarland), Urban Library JournalWriting and Publishing: The Librarians Handbook (ALA Editions), and Job Stress and the Librarian (McFarland). Lisa's academic interests include high functioning Library-IT organizations, leadership and strategic planning, issues in scholarly communication, and creative programming in academic libraries. 

Positions

Present Director, Research & Instructional Design, Hamilton College
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Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Library Service Award from the Western New York Library Resources Council, 2008.
  • Recipient of the National Public Radio News Director Incorporated Award (PRINDI) for radio commentary, June 2009.
  • Fellow of the Educause Leading Change Institute, 2014.

Education

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2004 Master of Library and Information Science, SUNY Buffalo
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1999 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, SUNY Buffalo
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Research Works (12)

Conference Presentations (4)

Poetry in Books (3)

Creative Writing in Journals (9)