Image of Britt Foster taken outside of Rivera Library
September 29, 2022

We are pleased to announce Britt Foster as our new Director of Teaching and Learning! 

Britt joined UCR Library staff on September 6 and comes to UCR from California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) where she was most recently a subject specialist in the agricultural sciences, providing instruction and reference to the university's Agricultural Business, Food Science and Nutrition, Plant Science, Viticulture and Enology, and Child and Family Science programs. 

Britt studied Creative Writing and English Literature at San Francisco State University. After graduating, she went on to UCLA where she completed her MLIS. 

Her library career began as a public children's librarian, but after taking a part-time position at a university, she fell in love with information literacy instruction and decided to stay in higher education. While at Fresno State, she took advantage of the tuition waiver program and completed a Master’s in Education with a Curriculum and Instruction emphasis. 

Britt first visited the UCR campus in 2018 as part of a student success fellowship program. She was impressed with the thoughtfulness of the programs at UCR and the supports in place to attend to the whole student, not just their academic needs. Britt also believes in teaching skills that go beyond academic and professional preparation.  

 “We teach to develop the skill set our students need to be successful in their academic and professional endeavors, but also, to have the information skills they need to self-advocate and navigate within their communities and civic spaces,” Britt explained. “To be able to focus on growing and developing these learning opportunities, with collaborators in and out of the library, is so exciting.”