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

August 26, 2014
Shiny progress! Here come the techno-futurists! But something is missing ...
August 17, 2014
How Twitter is changing the way we get news.
August 11, 2014
Are libraries monuments to a fixed idea of knowledge, or are they places that nurture moment of inspiration? Turns out that "or" is Boolean.
August 6, 2014
As librarians embrace the power of learning analytics, lets be mindful of research ethics and library values.
July 29, 2014
It's not so much whether tenure is good for academic librarians but what conditions lead to our best work. 
July 21, 2014
It turns out Kindle Unlimited . . . isn't, actually, but technohype is.
July 15, 2014
Why Amazon and its kin are big and strong - but aren't always best. 
July 7, 2014
A review of a book well worth reading.
July 2, 2014
Some things to listen to, watch, and read to celebrate Independence Day.
June 23, 2014
After years of FOIA requests and lawsuits, we finally know what's behind those non-disclosure agreements, and it's not pretty.


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