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

Creative Commons License
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.

To reach this person, click here.

Most Recent Articles

December 4, 2014
A forthcoming article about librarian involvement in first-year instruction is well worth reading - together. 
November 25, 2014
These things we librarians do - what difference can it make? 
November 20, 2014
Which is more important, libraries or librarians? Who gets to decide what the library will be in the future? 
November 10, 2014
Why is it so hard to tackle big problems when the solutions seem so obvious?
November 5, 2014
We're so busy polishing the surface, we're too busy to see there's no there there.
October 29, 2014
In a world that combines austerity with an attention economy that comes without wages, do we really need to cite more stuff?
October 22, 2014
Open access to scholarship makes more sense than ever.
October 16, 2014
When assessment is framed around justifying return on investment, we have a conflict of interest. 
October 9, 2014
Librarians should let patrons know just how exposed they are - and fix the problem.
October 2, 2014
A roundup of various takes on the libel lawsuit against two librarians. 

Pages

Back to Top