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

December 3, 2018
A fraudulent university that is also a fraudulent publishing empire and a fraudulent shopping network is an unsettling example of what can happen when the reality replicator gets gummed up.
November 25, 2018
It's all too easy to hack the simulated reality of our lives online.
November 12, 2018
Bruce Schneier has some recommendations for making the internet more resilient and secure.
November 7, 2018
. . . after another incredibly stressful election.
November 1, 2018
In a world of information that includes scholarly articles, news, opinion, Tweets, and political memes, decoding messages can be tricky.
October 25, 2018
What will it take before people believe the lies and rage propagated on the far right endanger democracy - and lives?
October 22, 2018
Fringe groups are suing EBSCO for cleverly hiding porn in its K12 databases - hiding it so cleverly only the porn hunters can find it.
October 15, 2018
A new report from Project Information Literacy takes a look at how students keep up with news.
October 11, 2018
It’s not absurd anymore, and that’s alarming.
October 3, 2018
Some tech stories you might have missed.

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