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

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."
January 30, 2014
The future needs our attention, too.
January 23, 2014
Wanted: opinions of faculty in disciplines in which books matter. 
January 14, 2014
Our job is to keep gates open.
January 9, 2014
Reading fiction about the future.
January 2, 2014
Things that underlie my work as a librarian. 


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