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

December 13, 2017
Why do we keep doing this to ourselves and our students?
December 7, 2017
Twitter and its ilk want us to fill their barren shelves with our attention and our selves. There are alternatives, if I can just shake this marketing-engineered habit. 
November 27, 2017
Just because my phone knows where I’ve been doesn’t mean I'm fine with you following me around for your investigations – whether you’re a cop or an academic.
November 21, 2017
Ajit Pai thinks we're being hysterical because we don't trust our internet service providers to act in our best interest. That's hysterical. 
November 13, 2017
What does “information literacy” even mean these days?
November 5, 2017
Why do so many dystopian novels assume the worst of human nature? Cory Doctorow takes another path in Walkaway.
November 2, 2017
Our most powerful media companies need to develop a professional code of ethics to guide their work.
October 25, 2017
It's not that hard - and you don't have to count on commerical sites to share. 
October 19, 2017
What is the future of truth and misinformation online? Pew asks the experts.
October 12, 2017
Big Sharing meets Big Publishing in a duel for your attention. 

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