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

May 9, 2018
Librarians know research can be frustrating for undergraduates, but it's great to see how it turns out.
May 3, 2018
There's too much data-gathering going on, but there's some we really need.
April 25, 2018
A reporter, a librarian, and a technologist walk into a bar . . .
April 15, 2018
Apparently libraries may be learning all the wrong ones. 
April 11, 2018
Amazon is a stand-in for a newspaper that annoys the president -- and other bad news.
April 1, 2018
Hand-crafted fact-checking matters in an algorithmic world.
March 28, 2018
A koan: How is a public domain article found behind a paywall?
March 18, 2018
Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and an academic walk into a bar fight . . .
March 15, 2018
Adam Greenfield understands technology and wants to explain some things to us. We should pay attention.
March 7, 2018
It's odd what jobs are landing in the laps of librarians these days.

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