This blog is run by Meg Backus, a librarian in Upstate NY. Interventionist librarianship acknowledges that the privatization beast is on the loose and people who care about freedom of information and equity of access need to intervene to keep it from chewing on our stuff. Public libraries are a commons, they protect the commons, and they produce the commons.
Meg is also the Cat Librarian for the Art School in the Art School, a post from which she organizes The Library in The Library, an experimental workgroup in Syracuse NY comprised of people who are eager to test drive the future of libraries. The group puts local librarians together with students, artists, instructors, and anyone else who likes thinking and working on libraries, and provides them with a mechanism by which to act upon their understanding of what libraries are and might be. The Library in the Library aims to increase the interaction between the study and the practice of librarianship.
This blog is also a hub for a class taught with artist Thomas Gokey on Innovations in Public Libraries.