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

July 9, 2018
A review of James Bridle’s compelling new book, New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future
July 4, 2018
A few more thoughts about access to information as a core value of librarianship . . .
June 26, 2018
Exploring what “free to all” might mean today.
June 21, 2018
Libraries have had a long time to develop a set of core values. What if those were applied to our broader information environment?
June 14, 2018
It’s hot out there. Sit back and pop open a cold thriller.
June 6, 2018
Put this important book by Siva Vaidhyanathan on your summer reading list.
May 29, 2018
How U.S. newspapers are responding (or not) to the new European privacy regulations.
May 23, 2018
My reasons why it makes no sense at all to scrap majors to prepare students for the “future of work.”
May 16, 2018
Climbing Mount To Be Read, one book at a time. This one is a keeper.
May 9, 2018
Librarians know research can be frustrating for undergraduates, but it's great to see how it turns out.

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