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

January 16, 2017
Google's mission is to organizes the world's information and make it universally accessible, Facebook's is to give us the power to share in order to make the world more connected. So why are we so ill-informed and divided?
January 12, 2017
The press, higher education, and libraries - we don't always do it right, but a commitment to seeking the truth matters.
January 10, 2017
It's a famous law of librarianship: books are for use. And, surprise surprise, they still are.
January 4, 2017
How can libraries respond when trolls weaponize our committment to free speech?
December 20, 2016
We've been here before. We'll find our way forward eventually. I hope.
December 14, 2016
Sick of relying on commercial platforms for academic sharing? Humanities Commons, SocArXiv, and the Center for Open Science to the rescue!
December 6, 2016
A new report is out from Project Information Literacy. Make sure you read it before you get too far into a library renovation.
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.

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