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. Delighted to become a scholar in residence with Project Information Literacy in 2019.

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Most Recent Articles

September 26, 2018
Reading Eric Klinenberg’s Palaces for the People.
September 17, 2018
But labor negotiators for the University of California system can’t imagine why.
September 11, 2018
Granting anonymous access in all the wrong places.
September 3, 2018
Thinking about the persistence of prison labor while reading Virginia Eubanks' Automating Inequality.
August 29, 2018
Trying to discredit research by calling ethical treatment of human subjects "secret science."
August 20, 2018
It has always been complicated, but in what Timothy Garton Ash calls the "cosmopolis," cultivating this freedom is something we need to understand better.
August 12, 2018
It’s challenging to discuss “evaluation of sources” in this sociotechnical moment.
August 5, 2018
Do we really want to encourage students to talk to machines instead of people, or is this just another Shiny New Thing?
July 31, 2018
Further thoughts on how core library values apply to our digital world.
July 26, 2018
. . . but if it's on the internet, who's to say?


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