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

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.
March 13, 2014
You are being tracked - but there are free and easy tools that can help you keep your privacy online.
March 6, 2014
What we lose when free is a business model.
February 27, 2014
My initial thoughts and quibbles.
February 20, 2014
We can do better than trade an ivory tower for a pedestal. 
February 13, 2014
What is a journal? 
February 6, 2014
On the various uses of "the future."


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