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

July 13, 2017
Mulling over the latest Pew report on how much our trust is being gerrymandered.
July 6, 2017
Are you tired of the "library of the 21st century" as a lede yet? I sure am. 
June 29, 2017
Once more into the net neutrality breach.
June 22, 2017
The TOS that we haven't read.
June 12, 2017
What kind of citizenship do we offer our students?
June 5, 2017
Some thoughts on the role information plays in the response to recent attacks.
June 1, 2017
We have daily contact with a lot of information systems. Do we talk about them when we talk about information literacy?
May 24, 2017
A recent hoax is the latest among many tests of peer review. What should we learn from it?
May 16, 2017
Can we handle the truth? Apparently a lot of politicians think we’re better off without it.
May 11, 2017
A new book by Zeynep Tufekci looks at ways networked protest is changing political movements worldwide.


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