You mean I’ve got more papers?

Since the master’s paper furor has died down, my drive to get stuff done has just gone through the floor. Finishing the paper, then having such a great response to it…..then realizing that I’ve got like 3 more papers to finish before the 25th…really quite the stab in the face with a sharp stick.

But we’re nearing graduation, so gotta get the stuff done and turned in. Does anyone out there have any drive left at all?

And speaking of graduation…is everyone attending? I wanna see everyone I can there! Come on, people, show just for the silly gowns and hats!

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.

6 replies on “You mean I’ve got more papers?”

If its any consolation, here at Liverpool we have a total of 7 assignments (word length between 3000 – 5000), 1 exam and a dissertation of around 17,500 words to complete before June! If you do figure out how to get motivated do send it over the Atlantic as I am about as enthused about these assignments as Edward II was when they started heating up the poker!

Silly gowns and hats – check. (Just exactly how silly is yet to be determined.)

Motivation to complete assignments – gone.

Large (like, really freakin’ huge) assignments left – two.

Number of large assignments that could actually have been a master’s paper all on its own, now that I think about it – one.

Panic chez Pellegrino/Cobb – lots.

I will be there for the silly gowns and hats. I haven’t had motivationf ro about six months, so I feel your pain, even though I avoided classes myself :).

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