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Meg Backus

Meg Backus

Adjunct | Adjunct Faculty


Meg earned her Masters of Library Science from Syracuse University’s School of Information. She is the head of OCPL’s Central library in downtown Syracuse. Most recently she worked as the IT Manager for the Anchorage Public Library system in Alaska. She has developed innovative, civic-minded library projects featured in Wired, on NPR, CBC, and in the Whitney Biennial.

Meg uses libraries to explore the delivery of creative, productive, equitable public spaces which leverage community expertise, allow for growth and flexibility, and evolve according to local needs in ways that align with fundamental library values like inclusiveness, access, and cooperation. She thinks of libraries as active testing grounds for building the society that should exist.


Meg loves to read, walk her dog, and dream about owning sheep, or goats, or other fiber-bearing animals.


Teaching History - 2017-2018
Semester Course Section Title
Spring 2018 IST613 M002 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Teaching History - 2010-2011
Semester Course Section Title
Spring 2011 IST600 M052 Innovation in Public Libraries
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