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Welcome to Makiba Foster, Librarian of the College

Makiba J. Foster

The College of Wooster Libraries welcomed Makiba Foster as our new Librarian of the College on July 15, 2022.

Prior to this position, Makiba Foster led the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Broward County, Florida, while also working with a network of public libraries and libraries at colleges and universities on a project called Archiving the Black Web. Prior to her work in Broward County, Foster was assistant chief librarian at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library and served as curator of oral history and subject liaison for American History, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and Sociology at the Olin Library at Washington University in St. Louis.

Foster is a triple graduate of the University of Alabama, earning a bachelor’s degree in history, a master’s degree in American Studies with a concentration in African American Popular Culture, and a master’s degree in library and information studies.

Please help us welcome Makiba to the College of Wooster!

Posted in Library Announcement on July 22, 2022.