Makiba Foster (MLIS ’07) Named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker

Makiba Foster, a 2007 MLIS graduate of UA SLIS and our 2017 Outstanding Alumna, was recently honored in Library Journal’s 2021 Movers and Shakers in the Digital Developers category. She currently works as the Regional Library Manager for the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has been a trailblazer and innovator with actively preserving and archiving Black history, leading projects such as Archiving the Black Web and the Documenting Ferguson archive. A link to the Library Journal article featuring her can be found here. Congratulations, Makiba, on this exceptional achievement and we wish you continued success in the important work you are doing in the library field!