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 mysteries


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Most Recent Articles

August 23, 2016
There's a lot to like about Wikipedia, but it's becoming a hostile place for many editors.
August 18, 2016
New projects to support the open sharing of scholarship are springing up all over.
August 11, 2016
"Seek the truth" may sound old-fashioned, but it's a mission we should take seriously - especially now.
August 3, 2016
Babies learn through imitation and play. What about new college students?
July 26, 2016
A new book looks at the issues libraries face and proposes six steps toward “Reimagining the Academic Library.”
July 21, 2016
Some tenure and promotion committees for librarians need a brush-up on how to judge the quality of scholarship. Not to mention where their discipline has gone since they stopped paying attention.
July 14, 2016
A terrific new open access platform for social science and a new policy statement from ACRL - two reasons to celebrate.
July 7, 2016
I just finished reading Michael Stephens' collection of essays - plus I make some suggestions for further reading.
June 30, 2016
What’s really behind the angst around standards and frameworks? 
June 28, 2016
Thinking about the latest State of the News Media report. 

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