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

October 10, 2013
What we can really learn from John Bohannon's article in Science.
October 1, 2013
I know it’s hard to not share, but you’re going to have to get used to it if you want to play with the other children.
September 27, 2013
A new book project is exploring how to teach writing for the web - by writing it on the web. 
September 19, 2013
Scholarship should have readers and readers should have scholarship. So why is it so hard? 
September 12, 2013
The WAC Clearinghouse has sustained open access publishing for 16 years - without taking the test. 
September 5, 2013
Have libraries been outflanked by a more efficient marketplace of ideas? 
August 29, 2013
Chris Bourg says she has an agenda for libraries - and so do you.
August 22, 2013
The publishing/prestige connection plays out in our choices as writers.
August 14, 2013
On Listservs, Twitter, and changing notions of community online.
August 8, 2013
I had mixed feelings when I heard that Jeff Bezos was buying the Washington Post: shock, concern, and . . . hope.

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