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

March 24, 2015
From "al the news fit to print" to the news that Facebook thinks you should read. 
March 18, 2015
Bruce Schneier's new book pairs nicely with a new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. 
March 11, 2015
Yet another foundation tells higher ed how to cut costs through technology, eliminating frills like libraries, research,and face-to-face learning.
March 9, 2015
Was it illegal for Elsevier to sell open access articles to unsuspecting buyers? Maybe not, but it was wrong.
March 5, 2015
Don't you just read books all day? You need a degree for that? 
February 25, 2015
Results from the second phase of a lifelong learning study are out - and it gives academic librarians plenty to think about.
February 16, 2015
There's a world of information, and most of it isn't in the form of scholarship. Are our graduates ready to engage with it?
February 12, 2015
We say we value patron privacy. If so, we have a lot of work to do.
February 5, 2015
Some news this week brings a variety of issues back into focus.
January 26, 2015
We figured out a way to share by agreeing to do our part. Can we do that to promote access for all?

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July 28, 2011
Times Higher Education releases its annual compilation of amusing student writing.
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