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Assistant Director
420B Communications Bldg.
(865) 974-7909

Amy Forrester is the Assistant Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is dedicated to facilitating connections, coordination, and communication. Amy started her career as a marine scientist before transitioning to the commercial information industry. After a 20-year tenure at CSA/Proquest, she graduated from the University of Tennessee with an MSIS. She is now involved in the expanding activities of information professionals, focusing on the collaborative ways in which data, people, and access to information can solve problems.



Biology with Specialization in Marine Science, BA, Boston University

Marine Affairs and Policy, MA, University of Miami

Information Sciences, MS, University of Tennessee



  • Strategic relationship management
  • Research & development
  • Project management
  • Publishing
  • Open access
  • Data management and digital curation
  • Marine and environmental science


Select publications:


Forrester, A., Björk, B.‐C., & Tenopir, C. (2017), New web services that help authors choose journals. Learned Publishing, 30, 281-287. doi:10.1002/leap.1112


Forrester, A. (2015). Introduction to the Forum on Sustainability and the Library. Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 11(2), 44. DOI: 10.1080/15487733.2015.11908145


Forrester, A. (2015). Barriers to Open Access Publishing: Views from the Library Literature. Publications 2015(3), 190-210.


Szmant, A.M., & Forrester, A. (1996). Water column and sediment nitrogen and phosphorus distribution patterns in the Florida Keys, USA. Coral Reefs, 15(1):21-41.


Harwell, C.C., Forrester, A., & Lieberman, S. (1993). Environmental policy. In P.H. Smith (Ed.), The challenge of integration: Europe and the Americas. Miami, FL: North-South Center.