Forbes, C. (Ed.). (2022). Academic libraries and collaborative research services. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Solis, D., Forbes, C., & Maness, J. (2022). From host to home: Reflections on institutional readiness. In P. Gorecki & A. Petrovich (Eds.), Residencies revisited: Reflections on library residency programs from the past and present (pp. 53-70). Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.
Forbes, C. & Keeran, P. (Eds). (2020). Academic library services for graduate students: Supporting future academics and professionals. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
Keeran, P. & Forbes, C. (Eds). (2018). Successful campus outreach for academic libraries: Building community through collaboration. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Forbes, C. & Bowers, J. (2018). Social justice, sentipensante pedagogy, and collaboration: The role of research consultations in developing critical communities. In K. Adler, I. Beilin, & E. Tewell (Eds.), Reference librarianship & justice: History, practice & praxis (pp. 243-276). Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.
Forbes, C. & Keeran, P. (2017). Reference, instruction, and outreach: Current methods and models. In T. Gilman (Ed.), Academic Librarianship Today (pp. 85-100). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Forbes, C., Schlesselman-Tarango, G., & Keeran, P. (2017). Expanding support for graduate students: Library workshops on research funding opportunities. College & Research Libraries, 78(3), 297-313.
Forbes, C., & Bowers, J. (Eds.). (2014). Rethinking reference for academic libraries: Innovative developments and future trends. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Meyer, E., Forbes, C., & Bowers, J. (2010). The research center: Creating an environment for interactive research consultations. Reference Services Review, 38(1), 57-70.
Forbes, C., Bissinger, M., & Maness, J. (2022, April). Responding to the pandemic: The challenges and opportunities of using adaptive leadership in academic libraries. Virtual panel presented at the Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM). [Refereed]
Anderson, S., Fitts, M.S., Forbes, C., & Freeland, C. (2020, October). Delivering services in a pandemic. Virtual panel presented for NISO Change Management Webinar Series. [Invited].
Farrell, B., Forbes, C., & Fox, K. (2019, May). Lost in the woods?: Using action research to improve your assessment. Workshop presented at the LOEX 47th National Conference, Minneapolis, MN. [Refereed]
Harris-Houk, A., Brannon P., Meiman, M., & Forbes C. (2019, April). Recasting curricular design: Incentivizing information literacy. Poster presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries 2019 Conference, Cleveland, OH. [Refereed]
Forbes, C. & Bowers, J. (2018, October). Emotional silos: A review of doctoral candidates’ isolating experiences and the role for academic librarians in campus-wide support networks. Paper presented at the ISIC 2018: Information Behaviour Conference, Krakow, Poland. [Refereed]
Forbes, C., Meiman, M., Harris-Houk, A., & Bannon, P. (2018, September). Leading through collaboration: Designing successful IL curriculum development programs. Panel presented at the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA. [Refereed]
Farrell, B., Forbes, C., & Fox, K. (2018, June). Beyond searching: Investigating authority in library workshops for undergraduate writing classes. Poster presented at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. [Refereed]
Forbes, C. & Bowers, J. (2016, February). Collaborative reference: The research consultation as a learning partnership. Paper presented at the Amigos Online Conference: Going Out of Bounds with Reference Services, Amigos Library Services. [Invited]
Forbes, C. (2015, June). Using critical feminist pedagogy to reframe information literacy sessions for adult female students. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) Conference: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice, Ottawa, ON, Canada. [Refereed]
Forbes, C., & Meyer, E. (2012, May). Impacting student learning: Measuring the effectiveness of research consultations in an academic library. Paper presented at the International Conference on Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Libraries, Limerick, Ireland. [Refereed]
Forbes, C. & Meyer, E. (2011, March). Depending on our users: Collecting user feedback to assess and improve research consultations. Paper presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries 2011 Virtual Conference. [Refereed]
American Library Association
Association of College & Research Libraries (Instruction Section and University Libraries Section)
Library Instruction Roundtable
Oregon Library Association
PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Denver, 2020
MA, Higher Education, University of Denver, 2011
MLS, Indiana University-Bloomington, 1999
BA, History, Western Michigan University, 1998
University of Denver, Associate Dean for Student and Scholar Services, 2012-2022
University of Denver, Instruction Coordinator and Reference Librarian, 2005-2012
University of Denver, Affiliate Faculty, Morgridge College of Education, 2007-2022
Ferris State University, Distance Education Librarian, 2002-2005
Ferris State University, Assistant Coordinator of Library Instruction, 2000-2002