Archive for Barbara Fister


Barbara Fister is a librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College. You can view her profile here

 

For Faculty: you get an arXiv and YOU get an arXiv

Since 1991, physicists and fellow travelers have been sharing their research online through arXiv, originally hosted at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, now at Cornell. A bit later, economists began to share their work through RepEc. Much more recently, bioRxiv was launched at Cold Springs Harbor to host biology research. A site for social sciences […]

For Faculty: Good News, Bad News

Social scientists, rejoice! A new platform for sharing social research has just been announced, just in time to replace SSRN (the Social Science Research Network purchased by Elsevier with unsurprisingly disastrous results). Though SocArXiv is still under development, you can already upload papers, pre-prints, and any research to which you hold the rights. Don’t forget […]

Building Bridges Library Resources

The theme for this year’s Building Bridges is Silver or Lead: Wealth and Violence in the War on Drugs. We have a display near the front door of some of the many books in the library related to this topic as well as a guide to some of our resources. This day-long conference featuring speakers […]

With Islam in the News …

. . .  we thought it was a good time to display some of the resources we have on the subject. You’ll find our book display just inside the front doors. Feel free to check out any of the books that you would like to take home with you. We also have a list of […]

The Refugee Crisis

With Europe’s refugee crisis and a debate about whether to welcome Syrian asylum-seekers to the U.S. in the news, the library has a display of books and other information about refugees and asylum-seekers as well as a webpage of resources. Also of interest – a teach-in on the Paris attacks featuring reflections and discussion by […]

Information Fluency, a .5 Credit Course Offered This Spring

Barbara Fister is teaching Information Fluency this spring, a .5 credit course that meets on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:20 throughout the spring semester. This course gives students interested in going to graduate or professional school—or who simply want to know more about research—an immersion in the structure of the literature of their major field […]

Gustavus Joins the Open Library of Humanities

The Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College is excited to announce that, with the generous support of the Kendall Center for Engaged Learning, we are joining the Open Library of Humanities. The OLH is a UK-based non-profit publishing platform for high-quality journals (and, in time, books) in the humanities. All of the content published […]

Open Access? What’s That?

This is Open Access Week, a time to advocate for access to research for all, not just those who are currently enrolled at a college that has a library that can pay for access to research. Why does this matter? Because research matters – and too few people can access it when an article is […]

Help Our Research – and Earn $20

Gustavus is participating in “A Day in the Life,” a research study exploring how students experience campus life at universities across the United States. We are looking for 20 Gusties who would be willing to participate in the study. Participants will respond to survey questions sent via text message on one day in mid-October and will […]

Research Paper Prize

Have you written a paper you’re proud of? Does it demonstrate excellence in the use of sources? It may be the next winner of the Patricia Lindell Research Paper Prize. Papers must have been written within the past two academic years. They can be on any subject, but should demonstrate the excellent use of source […]