David Forero

  • Assistant Professor, Library
  • Technology Director, Library
  • Inclusion Ambassador, Library
  • Associate Trainer, CS.Center for Diversity & Inclusion


  • B.S., 2010, Excelsior College
  • M.S., 2015, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Certifications:

    • OHSU New Manager Leadership Essentials (2016)
    • OHSU New Leader Mentor Program (2017)

Memberships and associations

  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • American Library Association

Areas of interest

  • Accessibility
  • Games
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access
  • Library Science
  • Systems and Technology
  • Usability, U/X, Human Factors


Selected publications

  • Green, A., Hartley, C., Doumani, P., & Forero, D. (2014, April). The Recursive-Relational Archaeological Database (ReArch) and Sherd Image Viewer and Analysis (ShIVA): A Post-Structural Model for Interdisciplinary Archaeological Research and Collaboration. Paper presented at Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Paris, France.
  • Forero, D. (2015 April). Lightweight Transparent Data Visualization. Presented at the Master's Student Showcase of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science of the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.
  • Thornhill, K., Anderson, M., Banerjee, K., & Forero, D. (2016, July). The User-Centered Repository: Foundational Conversations and Services. A presentation and panel discussion at Northwest Institutional Repository User Group, Portland, Oregon.
  • Banerjee, K., Parks, B., Rinck, E. M., Enoch, T., Cornish, A., Thornhill, K., Forero, D., & Hill, K. (2017). Migrating library data: A practical manual. Chicago, IL: ALA Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association.
  • Banerjee, K., & Forero, D. (2017, October). DIY DOI: Leveraging the DOI infrastructure to simplify digital preservation and repository management. Code4Lib, (38).  https://doi.org/10.6083/M4NZ86RR
  • Forero, D., Peterson, N., & Hamilton, A. (2019). Building an institutional author search tool. Code4Lib, 45(20190809). https://journal.code4lib.org/articles/14753
  • Banerjee, K., & Forero, D. (2019). The Data Wrangler's Handbook: Simple Tools for Powerful Results. ALA Neal-Schuman.


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