Archive for Barbara Fister
Barbara Fister is a librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College. You can view her profile here
The library has honored the faculty who received tenure this year with bookplates in new books in their disciplines. Check it out in the library’s new books area. Special congratulations to library faculty Julie Gilbert and Jeff Jenson, tenured this year.
We’ve heard complaints that connectivity is slow in the library’s study rooms. If you run into that situation, there’s an app for that – or rather a diagnostic survey that will help GTS identify the problem. Of course, if it’s really slow, you might need to move to complete the form! But don’t move far [...]
We now have a cataloged collection of zines that can be browsed by title, shelved on the main floor between the newspapers and the browsing collection. Like browsing books, they can be checked out for a month. We decided to create this collection as an example of alternative DIY publishing. Many of the zines were [...]
Is digital discourse different? Should our writing instruction include preparation for writing publicly online? Could digital discourse help students grasp the rhetorical concepts of purpose, audience, argument, evidence, and the acknowledgement of sources in a more tangible way than more traditional writing assignments? Are there privacy concerns when encouraging students to create and interact with [...]
Do you have an interest in digital humanities? What’s going on in your discipline that seems particularly interesting? How do you see digital humanities developing at a liberal arts college with limited technology resources and a teaching emphasis? What role should it (could it) play in our curriculum? Are their contributions liberal arts college faculty [...]
One of the things we hope to instill in students is the inclination to be lifelong learners, comfortable with the fact that knowledge is never finished, prepared to confront new information and make sense of it. Yet students often resist the ambiguity of unfinished knowledge and are more comfortable knowing what to read rather than [...]