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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Most Recent Articles

August 14, 2013
On Listservs, Twitter, and changing notions of community online.
August 8, 2013
I had mixed feelings when I heard that Jeff Bezos was buying the Washington Post: shock, concern, and . . . hope.
July 31, 2013
The debate over the market value of dissertations says a lot about our assumptions, aspirations, anger, and anxiety.
July 24, 2013
Is scholarship serial? Better call in the serial killers. 
July 18, 2013
Why I plan to ban "find sources" from my teaching vocabulary.
July 8, 2013
Has my country changed so thoroughly that we’re beyond the point of no return?  
July 4, 2013
As I write this, it’s Independence Day and my small town is part of a surveillance state.
June 25, 2013
I've started a list of tacit knowledge many of us have about information based on experiences that our students haven’t had.
June 17, 2013
All libraries face a certain amount of conflict over weeding. But weeding is just one aspect of a broader struggle over books.  
June 10, 2013
Whenever I hear some official reassure us that “ordinary Americans have nothing to fear,” I start to worry.


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