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 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.
May 8, 2014
Lessons from the NYPL renovation drama.
May 1, 2014
Can we promote public knowledge without getting caught up in promoting ourselves?
April 23, 2014
How big business broke the Internet.
April 16, 2014
Rethinking the value of library spaces in an era of Big Deals and student centeredness.
April 10, 2014
Entrusting our culture to a commodified Web is risky.
April 3, 2014
It's a day to protest the censorship that goes on in schools and public libraries, thanks to the clumsy filters mandated by the Children’s Internet Protection Act. 
March 25, 2014
Turns out Silicon Valley values have leaked into our social media - and higher ed.
March 20, 2014
A new non-consumerist riff on Ranganathan.


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