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

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. 
June 16, 2016
Changing the ways we learn with technology can deepen inequality. Does it have to?
June 9, 2016
Another thing to consider as we envision a sustainable open access future. 
June 2, 2016
If we don't act together to build the infrastructure for an open access future, somebody else will - and they are already on it. 
May 17, 2016
Elsevier wants to help us manage our research journey from start to finish. No thanks.

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