Jon Kalish, who did the npr story on libraries and hackerspaces for Weekend Edition talked with Nora Young for a Spark episode on “Library Hacking, Niche Publications, and Enlisting Online Influencers.”
From the script for this segment:
JK TX 13: She is. Backus works at a public library near Syracuse, New York and she teaches a course with her artist husband at Syracuse University called Innovations in Public Libraries. And lest you think that she’s not serious about innovating, check this out. Backus brings her dog in to the library and let’s people in need of interaction with the animal kingdom check the dog out for a few hours as you would a book.
NY TX 13: Get out!
JK TX 14: Not only that, her library has a half-acre of open land, so she spearheaded a move to turn it over to the public, which now farms it.
NY TX 14: That’s too much.