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

April 15, 2018
Apparently libraries may be learning all the wrong ones. 
April 11, 2018
Amazon is a stand-in for a newspaper that annoys the president -- and other bad news.
April 1, 2018
Hand-crafted fact-checking matters in an algorithmic world.
March 28, 2018
A koan: How is a public domain article found behind a paywall?
March 18, 2018
Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and an academic walk into a bar fight . . .
March 15, 2018
Adam Greenfield understands technology and wants to explain some things to us. We should pay attention.
March 7, 2018
It's odd what jobs are landing in the laps of librarians these days.
February 27, 2018
It’s one thing to teach students about disinformation. It’s another to convince them information can sometimes be trusted.
February 22, 2018
The ironies of pondering how tech platforms polarize while floundering with technology and missed deadlines.
February 14, 2018
Help ProPublica document the highly-tailored political advertising that Facebook is hiding from us (unless we're the target audience).

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July 28, 2011
Times Higher Education releases its annual compilation of amusing student writing.
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