Newness Abounds

First, the new car.

Then, the new furniture (a couch and a chaise).

Now, a new job.

Yep, you read it here first (or second if you were on AIM yesterday and I bugged you). I’m a newly employed member of the staff of Middle Tennessee State University. It’s not a library job, which is what I was hoping for, but is a very sweet Web Design job, working with the MTSU homepage and helping faculty do web-based things with research and teaching. Overall, I’m very pleased.

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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.

8 replies on “Newness Abounds”

Woo hoo! Congratulations on the job. I’m not surprised you’re working in computers – you’ll probably do equally well as you would as a librarian, if not better. Cheers to being well-rounded.

“Please say hello to someone for me even though I have no interest in taking the time to say hello to that person myself on my own time.” ——- sorry, I just had to mock this as it’s early and I haven’t had something to mock yet today.

First off, Jason, congratulations. Second, if I ever hear about you taking the time to say hello to someone for someone else, I will figure out a way to get you fired.

Don’t think I won’t.

It may take a week … or a month … or a year … and you might not even know it’s me, but it’ll happen.


(Regardless: congrats. For now.)

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