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

November 12, 2018
Bruce Schneier has some recommendations for making the internet more resilient and secure.
November 7, 2018
. . . after another incredibly stressful election.
November 1, 2018
In a world of information that includes scholarly articles, news, opinion, Tweets, and political memes, decoding messages can be tricky.
October 25, 2018
What will it take before people believe the lies and rage propagated on the far right endanger democracy - and lives?
October 22, 2018
Fringe groups are suing EBSCO for cleverly hiding porn in its K12 databases - hiding it so cleverly only the porn hunters can find it.
October 15, 2018
A new report from Project Information Literacy takes a look at how students keep up with news.
October 11, 2018
It’s not absurd anymore, and that’s alarming.
October 3, 2018
Some tech stories you might have missed.
September 26, 2018
Reading Eric Klinenberg’s Palaces for the People.
September 17, 2018
But labor negotiators for the University of California system can’t imagine why.

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