Andi Back

University Libraries - University Libraries
Assistant Librarian / Fine Arts and Humanities Librarian
Primary office:
Watson Library
Room 440
University of Kansas


Andi oversees collections supporting the curricular needs in art, art history, design, architecture, and urban planning, providing in-depth research consultations and advanced information literacy workshops.


M.A., History of Art, University of Kansas
M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin
B.A., Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin

Selected Publications

Back, Andi. 2018. “The Collecting Practices for Art Exhibition Catalogs at Academic Libraries in the United States and Canada.” Journal Articles. Art Documentation 37 (1): 104–18.
Back, Andi. 2016. Lost in the Stacks: Helping Undergraduate Students Navigate the Library Labyrinth. Conference Proceedings. Brick & Click Libraries: An Academic Library Conference.

Selected Work

Lewis Lindsay Dyche's Great Panorama. Back, A. & Pitt, A. 12/31/2019

Selected Presentations

Back, A., Pitt, A., Peter, C., Painter, K., Emerson, M., & Goodrich, B. (4/21/2020). Reimagining Unique Collections Through Digitization. Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Conference. Virtual
Back, A., Pad, B., Moran, G., & Cannon, C. (3/28/2019). Insights for the Future: Exploring Trends and Issues in Academic Art Libraries. Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Conference. Salt Lake City

Selected Grants

Writing the Unthinkable. $2315.00. Submitted 1/1/2019 (12/31/2020). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded

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