As an ACRLog reader you already know about Barbara Fister’s amazing insight, wit and writing ability. What you may not know is that Fister also maintains a comprehensive webpage that compiles information about summer reading programs at many institutions. Well, apparently reporters for the New York Times know about it.
They quote Fister in an article published yesterday about college summer reading programs.
â€œSummer reading programs straddle the book-club phenomenon, in which people enjoy talking about books, not critically, and academic reading, which students approach very differently,â€ said Barbara Fister, a librarian at Gustavus Adolphus. â€œI think summer books used to be more for self-understanding and individual growth, and lately theyâ€™ve shifted more into global understanding.â€
Great stuff Barbara! My only beef – shouldn’t they be identifying her as “Barbara Fister, blogger for the internationally recognized ACRLog”. C’mon NYT reporters. Get your facts straight.