Dan Forrest
Assistant Professor , Access Services Coordinator, Department of Library Public Services

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Cravens Library, Room 606
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11067

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

Phone: (270) 745-6164
FAX: (270) 745-2275
Email: dan.forrest@wku.edu

Position Description
Public Services

  • M.A. History (1993 ), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • M.L.I.S. Library & Information Science (1989), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • B.A. History/English (1988), Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA

Position Description

Mr. Forrest joined University Libraries in June 2002. He received his M.L.I.S. and his M.A. in History from Louisiana State University. He is responsible for coordinating circulation, building security, stack maintenance, interlibrary loan, document delivery, accounts, and other access services. Mr. Forrest's research interests include modern history, popular culture, and the manual arts. He is the collection development liaison for Communications and Physical Education and Recreation.



Forrest, Dan. "Security at Western Kentucky University Libraries: A Case Study and Overview," Library & Archival Security, 20:1/2, 2005. (See article on TopSCHOLAR)

Forrest, Dan. "Laissez Les Bons Souris Roulez: A Guide to Louisiana Websites," Against the Grain, Dec 2006.

Forrest, Dan. "Off the Beaten Track: Unconventional Travel Narratives," Library Journal, 12/1/2006.

Forrest, Dan. "Men and Dogs: Fetch These Titles," Library Journal, 2/15/2006.

Forrest, Dan. "Trace Evidence: Forensics in Print," Library Journal, 11/1/2005.

Forrest, Dan. "Guys in the Kitchen," Library Journal, 2/1/2005.
Forrest, Dan. "What's Cooking on the Web," Against the Grain, Dec 2004.


Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Stein, Garth. The Art of Racing in the Rain. Library Journal, 4/1/2008.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Sherill, Martha. Dog Man: An Uncommoon Life on a Faraway Mountain. Library Journal, 1/1/2008.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Brewer, Sonny. Cormac: The Tale of a Dog Gone Missing. Library Journal, 9/1/07.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Siegel, Mordecai. Dog Spelled Backwards" Soulful Writing from Literary Dog Lovers. LJ XPress, 7/1/2007.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Johannsen, Kristin. Ginseng Dreams: The Secret World of America's Most Valuable Plant. Bowling Green Daily News, 4/1/07.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Preparing for the Wrost, Planning for the Best: Protecting Our Cultural Heritage from Disaster. Library Resources & Technical Services, 1/2007.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Ehrman, Mark. Getting Out: Your Guide to Leaving America. Library Journal, 1/1/07.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Flint, Eric. 1824: The Arkansas War. Library Journal, 11/15/06.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Ayers, Jeff. Voyages of Imagination: The Star Trek Fiction Companion. LJ XPress, 11/15/06.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Calonius, Erik. The Wanderer: The Last American Slave Ship and the Conspiracy That Set Its Sails. Library Journal, 9/15/06.
Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Chadwick, Bruce. The General & Mrs. Washington: The Untold Story of A Marriage and A Revolution. Library Journal. 7/1/06.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Slatalla, Michelle. The Town on Beaver Creek: The Story of a Lost Kentucky Community. Library Journal, 6/15/06.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Sage, Stephen. Ibsen and Hitler: The Playwright, The Plagiarist, and the Plot for the Third Reich. Library Journal, 5/1/06.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Groom, Winston. Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Lafitte at the Battle of New Orleans. Library Journal, 5/1/06.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries. Library Resources & Technical Services, Oct 2005.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Disaster Management for Libraries and Archives. Library Resources & Technical Services, Oct 2005.

Forrest, Dan. Rev. of Case Studies in Library Security. Library Resources & Technical Services, Oct 2005.


Public Services


  • American Library Association
  • Kentucky Library Association

For University Libraries

  • Chair, Library Laptop Implementation Committee
  • Chair, Statistics Committee
  • Chair, Cravens Ground Floor Use Task Force
  • Member, Visual and Performing Arts Library Task Force
  • Member, Java City Entertainment Committee
  • Member, Signage Task Force
  • Member, Library Membership Task Force

For the Department

    • Chair, Leisure Audio Committe
    • Co-Chair, Compact Shelving Task Force
    • Member, South Campus Library Expansion Task Force
    • Member, Leisure Video (DVD) Committee


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