I’m an academic librarian at a small liberal arts college where I coordinate our instruction program and do a whole lot of other stuff, too, because being small means wearing many hats. My research interests include how students learn to use libraries, where publishing is going (and why it should go open access), and how social issues are represented in crime fiction. I also mouth off at Inside Higher Ed and participate in various electronic forums where I’m known as “God, not that woman again.”


BA, Russian Literature, University of Kentucky

MLIS, University of Texas

MA, English Literature, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Other Publications

All of that stuff is on my CV.


Currently working on a top secret book proposal.

Barbara Fister

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