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 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."
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.

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