Barbara Fister

I'm a librarian who works at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and and a writer of blog posts, articles, grocery lists, columns, twitter posts, and mysteries

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The content of the Library Babel Fish blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. I'm grateful to Inside Higher Ed for being so open-minded and progressive about these things. Feel free to share, reuse, and remix. Attribution would be appreciated.

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Most Recent Articles

September 20, 2015
We may think copyright law developments are somebody else's business - but keeping up with copyright is a necessity for librarians and scholars.
September 15, 2015
In my last post, I mentioned some cool tools for school. Here's how I used two of them.
September 3, 2015
At the start of new semester, it's time to share three neat tools that might be useful for class projects.
August 27, 2015
I have a confession. And you may have some dead links on your site.
August 18, 2015
A muckraking New York Times article on white collar Amazon labor conditions prompts me to think about library values in an era of productivity measures, competition, and scale.
August 13, 2015
Can we teach the seemingly inefficient process of serendipitously encountering information instead of searching for it? Maybe not.. 
August 10, 2015
Why some open access models seem a little fishy.
July 30, 2015
We need to talk about big data.
July 22, 2015
Online communities depend on sensitive moderation and on balancing the interests of members and owners. It's tough. Take Reddit, for example ...
July 16, 2015
A book for anyone working with teens or with people who have recently been teens - and for everyone else, too.


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