Partially through hell week…

Maybe it’s hell month. I’m not really sure anymore…all I know is that at one point last night, if you looked at my taskbar, you’d have seen:

A word document: Master’s Paper Question for Dr. Losee, due tomorrow
A dreamweaver window: a web portal for INLS180, due Monday
Opera, with 3 or 4 tabs open in various databases and/or journals
Acrobat, with two articles open for a presentation in INLS180 due Wed
and, of course, iTunes, playing my Study Mix (find me on the UNC system sometime to see what that is)

This doesn’t count the 10-15 page paper I’ve got to work on for Censorship, OR the final paper for INLS201.

Don’t expect to see me until January. Until then, I’ll be the one with the laptop and the headphones at Strong’s. 😛

By griffey

Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed. Prior to joining NISO in 2019, Jason ran his own technology consulting company for libraries, has been both an Affiliate at metaLAB and a Fellow and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was an academic librarian in roles ranging from reference and instruction to Head of IT at the University of TN at Chattanooga.

Jason has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently AI & Machine Learning in Libraries and Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design from 2018. His newest book, co-authored with Jeffery Pomerantz, will be published by MIT Press in 2024.

He has spoken internationally on topics such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.
He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. He is also the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Jason can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

3 replies on “Partially through hell week…”

You library person, you. Strong’s is the rallying cry for stressed librarians, ’cause caffeine makes it all better. Or at least lets you stay up to finish the work. You’ll get it all done. No worries.

Have stolen your husband. Will return him when he leanrs his lesson and starts calling me ‘master’.
Your Stalker^H^H^H^H^H^H^HNeighbor

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