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

August 8, 2017
In the wake of Elsesvier scooping up boxes of library work on open access with their acquisition of Bepress, I'm pondering why it hurts so much - and what's next.
August 1, 2017
It's either the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning.
July 26, 2017
What we learned by rearranging the library's management furniture.
July 19, 2017
Leisure reading and the inescapable world.
July 13, 2017
Mulling over the latest Pew report on how much our trust is being gerrymandered.
July 6, 2017
Are you tired of the "library of the 21st century" as a lede yet? I sure am. 
June 29, 2017
Once more into the net neutrality breach.
June 22, 2017
The TOS that we haven't read.
June 12, 2017
What kind of citizenship do we offer our students?
June 5, 2017
Some thoughts on the role information plays in the response to recent attacks.


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