Barbara Fister

I'm a librarian who works at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and and a writer of blog posts, articles, grocery lists, columns, twitter posts, and mysteries

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Most Recent Articles

February 6, 2014
On the various uses of "the future."
January 30, 2014
The future needs our attention, too.
January 23, 2014
Wanted: opinions of faculty in disciplines in which books matter. 
January 14, 2014
Our job is to keep gates open.
January 9, 2014
Reading fiction about the future.
January 2, 2014
Things that underlie my work as a librarian. 
December 18, 2013
Getting takedown notices for your own articles? Yup - because they're not really yours.
December 12, 2013
Hurrah - a new Project Information Literacy report is out! 
December 2, 2013
When knowledge is transformed into intellectual property, it can be tricky to hold a conversation.
November 26, 2013
Librarians and faculty in the disciplines tend to think differently about knowledge. 

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