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

December 1, 2016
A Stanford study finds students are really bad at evaluating sources. But how do we get them to care?
November 22, 2016
Some notes from a roundtable at the American Anthropological Association meeting.
November 20, 2016
This is no time for appeasement.
November 16, 2016
Why I'm worried about journalism.
November 9, 2016
I have questions.
November 3, 2016
Public libraries are pretty nifty. I'm worried about my cousins across the pond who are losing theirs in record numbers.
October 26, 2016
An Open Access Week thought: Take that energy expended in fighting journal cancelations and put it somewhere useful - into open access to research.
October 20, 2016
Reading PEN America's recent report on free speech on campus and thinking about the never-neutral library.
October 13, 2016
Transparency isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.
October 6, 2016
We have more to lose than our personal information.

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