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.


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Most Recent Articles

February 22, 2018
The ironies of pondering how tech platforms polarize while floundering with technology and missed deadlines.
February 14, 2018
Help ProPublica document the highly-tailored political advertising that Facebook is hiding from us (unless we're the target audience).
February 5, 2018
Reflections on a symposium about libraries and capitalism.
January 29, 2018
Reflections on the launch of Amazon’s convenience store of the future.
January 22, 2018
Some predictions for the future of libraries . . . from 1901.
January 17, 2018
Taking up John Warner's idea that we need to rethink how we expose new college students to the research process - maybe starting with that meme they just shared.
January 8, 2018
Nothing demonstrates books are powerful more clearly than trying to keep them from being read.
January 3, 2018
Happy new year! What disasters and crises do we have to look forward to this time around?
December 20, 2017
Thinking about this annus horribilus and what might come next.
December 14, 2017
The fight against the FCC's benighted decision has moved into the courts and into Congress.

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