Associate Professor, Assistant Dean of Library Services, F.D. Bluford Library, North Carolina A&T State University
Forrest Foster is the Assistant Dean of Library Services at North Carolina A&T State University. Foster has been a contributor and innovator in the field of higher education for nearly 20 years.
Foster earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from East Carolina University and a Master of Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University. His librarianship experience includes work at East Carolina University’s J.Y. Joyner library; North Carolina A&T State University’s Bluford Library; Winston-Salem State University’s C. G. O’Kelly Library and Fayetteville State University’s C.G. Chesnutt Library.
Many of his career highlights has focused on the areas of leadership, community outreach, and teaching information and digital literacy to the university and external communities. His research interests include: value of libraries on student success, experiential learning in digital and information literacy, the digital divide and succession planning. He has presented at numerous workshops, conferences and has also been published by Journal of Learning Spaces, Computers in Libraries, Diverse Issues in Higher Education and EDUCAUSE Review.