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 mysteries

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Most Recent Articles

June 30, 2016
What’s really behind the angst around standards and frameworks? 
June 28, 2016
Thinking about the latest State of the News Media report. 
June 16, 2016
Changing the ways we learn with technology can deepen inequality. Does it have to?
June 9, 2016
Another thing to consider as we envision a sustainable open access future. 
June 2, 2016
If we don't act together to build the infrastructure for an open access future, somebody else will - and they are already on it. 
May 17, 2016
Elsevier wants to help us manage our research journey from start to finish. No thanks.
May 12, 2016
Decisions driven by anxiety are usually not as effective as those driven by a sense of purpose. 
May 8, 2016
It’s hard to reconcile an annual celebrations of motherhood with its reality in the U.S.
April 28, 2016
A new report from ACRL spells out the findings of a massive student learning assessment project. I still have some questions. 
April 21, 2016
Some women without access to libraries, archives, or the Internet are making amazing discoveries. Want to help? 


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