Barbara Fister

I'm a librarian who works at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and and a writer of blog posts, articles, grocery lists, columns, twitter posts, and mysteries

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Most Recent Articles

September 23, 2014
We need to speak up for people who speak out.
September 18, 2014
When we talk about the future of libraries, we need to remember what we're doing to our planet.
September 9, 2014
Two things you can do for the Internet on September 10th.
September 4, 2014
A new book explores the trickster roots of Internet-based collective activism.
August 26, 2014
Shiny progress! Here come the techno-futurists! But something is missing ...
August 17, 2014
How Twitter is changing the way we get news.
August 11, 2014
Are libraries monuments to a fixed idea of knowledge, or are they places that nurture moment of inspiration? Turns out that "or" is Boolean.
August 6, 2014
As librarians embrace the power of learning analytics, lets be mindful of research ethics and library values.
July 29, 2014
It's not so much whether tenure is good for academic librarians but what conditions lead to our best work. 
July 21, 2014
It turns out Kindle Unlimited . . . isn't, actually, but technohype is.

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