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 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.
June 18, 2014
The Emperor of Disruption has no clothes, and Jill Lepore has said so, out loud. Will anyone notice?
June 12, 2014
Does emulating Google's search flatten knowledge? Is there any alternative for libraries?  
June 3, 2014
Libraries get a lot of practice having identity crises.
May 28, 2014
What the Times Innovation Report tells us about innovation. 
May 22, 2014
Learning that matters is rarely going to be on the test.
May 12, 2014
Lessons from a publisher who is committed to library values.


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