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

August 12, 2018
It’s challenging to discuss “evaluation of sources” in this sociotechnical moment.
August 5, 2018
Do we really want to encourage students to talk to machines instead of people, or is this just another Shiny New Thing?
July 31, 2018
Further thoughts on how core library values apply to our digital world.
July 26, 2018
. . . but if it's on the internet, who's to say?
July 15, 2018
A wording change in an ALA policy shows intellectual freedom is not so simple.
July 9, 2018
A review of James Bridle’s compelling new book, New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future
July 4, 2018
A few more thoughts about access to information as a core value of librarianship . . .
June 26, 2018
Exploring what “free to all” might mean today.
June 21, 2018
Libraries have had a long time to develop a set of core values. What if those were applied to our broader information environment?
June 14, 2018
It’s hot out there. Sit back and pop open a cold thriller.

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