Barbara Fister

I'm a librarian who works at a liberal arts college in a rural corner of Minnesota where I write blog posts, articles, grocery lists, Tweets, and sometimes fiction. Delighted to become a scholar in residence with Project Information Literacy in 2019.

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Most Recent Articles

March 19, 2019
An important and thought-provoking book, with a few reservations.
March 13, 2019
At thirty, it’s time to stop with the wild oats, already, and take some responsibility.
March 8, 2019
Great news! Our students produced $1.75 billion in profit! Too bad they won't get any of it.
March 3, 2019
Facing resistence from UC and others, what's the Big Deal of the future?
February 28, 2019
On the ironies of Information technology.
February 21, 2019
Thinking about resilience in the face of severe weather events.
February 14, 2019
The daunting complexity of becoming information literate today.
February 7, 2019
Questions prompted by reading John Warner's The Writer's Practice.
January 28, 2019
Reflecting on yet another grim week in the news business.
January 22, 2019
Yeah, I have reservations about wading into this one, but what is tenure good for if you don’t use it?


July 28, 2011
Times Higher Education releases its annual compilation of amusing student writing.
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