Andi Back

Andi Back
  • Associate Librarian / Fine Arts and Humanities Librarian

Contact Info

Watson Library, 440


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.


History of Art, University of Kansas, 2018, Lawrence, KS
Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin, 2009, Milwaukee, WI
Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin, 2007, River Falls, WI

Selected Publications

Back, Andi, and Sara E. Morris. 2021. “Patrons, Vendors, and Delivery: Print Demand Driven Acquisitions at the University of Kansas.” Journal Articles. Technical Services Quarterly 38 (2): 109–22.
Pad, Becca, Ginny Moran, Andi Back, Mary Wassermann, Caley Cannon, and Emilee Mathews. 2019. “State of Academic Art Libraries 2019: ARLIS/NA Academic Library Division Report.” Reports.
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 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

Creative Works

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

Grants & Other Funded Activity

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