Post Graduation

I find all I want to do is sleep. 🙂 I should be doing about a billion things (not the least of which is finishing the article from the Master’s Paper), but somehow all enthusiasm is gone for the moment.

I guess I should just revel in the week, and sleep. Betsy keeps telling me I deserve it, so it must be true. Right?

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.

4 replies on “Post Graduation”

Listen to what your body and mind are saying and take a recharge break. Don’t force any activity on yourself that you don’t feel like you want to do, including fun stuff. Forcing fun can be as stressful as forcing work. Let yourself re-adjust to moving at normal, non-graduate speeds. You’ve been running so long that you’ll have to learn how to walk again. Let your mind filter through all of the experiences of the past two years at its own pace.

Yes — sound advice, and, while you’re at it, smoke some hash, strip off your clothes, and run through the park yelling, “I am the moon! I am the sun! I am … everything!”

Or, get back to work, you hippy.

Barron, the mere thought of Jason running naked through the park both scares and amuses me. You have broken my brain for the rest of the day. Good job.

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