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

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.
April 30, 2017
Women had a lot to do with it, just as masculinity has a lot to do with our current tech environment.
April 26, 2017
It was during an era much like ours when the public library became an American institution.
April 18, 2017
A pair of books look at digital scholarship, one from the perspective of faculty who want to contribute ot the public good, the other a view of how students use technology in their lives.
April 13, 2017
What have we learned from the “fake news” conundrum? That neither algorithmic tweaks nor lessons in fact-checking will solve the problem.

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