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Forrest Foster

Position: Information Commons and Access Services Coordinator Department: O'Kelly Library

Contact Info

Office: C.G. O'Kelly Library, Room 125 Phone: 336-750-2843


Mr. Foster earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from East Carolina University and a Masters 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; and Winston-Salem State University’s C. G. O’Kelly Library. 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. Served a short stint a Lecturer/Adjunct Faculty in the Dept. of Library & Information Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Foster is also a host for an educational radio show called, Let’s Talk Learning Spaces.

Research and Project Interests

  • Value of libraries on student success
  • Learning spaces & emerging technologies
  • Information digital & meta literacies
  • Diversity inclusion in higher education