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

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.
July 9, 2015
Joshua Kim asks how we choose our books. There are apps for that, but the run on people.
July 5, 2015
Two nations separated by a common language and a lot of acronyms. 
June 25, 2015
It can be discouraging to see how much of our scholarship and culture has become corporate property, but we can make choices about the tech that will determine our future.
June 17, 2015
A smart take on what's gone wrong and what could make the internet better. 
June 10, 2015
That outdated hang-up librarians cling to might just be trendy, after all. 
June 4, 2015
How can we clue students in to the potential for flaws in peer-reviewed research without making them cynical? 
May 28, 2015
Being without the internet is a luxury when on vacation - but a reminder of how complicated life with limited access would be.


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