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 8, 2016
It’s hard to reconcile an annual celebrations of motherhood with its reality in the U.S.
April 28, 2016
A new report from ACRL spells out the findings of a massive student learning assessment project. I still have some questions. 
April 21, 2016
Some women without access to libraries, archives, or the Internet are making amazing discoveries. Want to help? 
April 17, 2016
Yahoo - remember Yahoo? - goes on sale today. There may be more at stake than you think.
April 13, 2016
No matter how you parse the four factors, we're winning on fair use when it comes to sharing excepts with students.
March 29, 2016
Free books! And a sensible if revolutionary move by MIT Libraries.
March 23, 2016
How the Framework for Information Literacy might help us rethink what libraries are all about.
March 17, 2016
All information systems have biases, including those run by machine instructions.
March 10, 2016
So much of the past is embedded in how libraries work in the present.
March 3, 2016
Sci-Hub and the high cost of scholarly books are part of the same problem: how do we decide who pays for the cost of sharing knowledge?


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