Happy Anniversary to us!

It was Lundi Gras 4 years ago today that Betsy and I ran down to New Orleans and got married by an Orleans Parish judge. I’m not the sort for mushy confessions on my blog, but I will say that I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone else. We’ve been partners for 12 or so years, and husband and wife for 4, and it just gets better every moment. Just in case I don’t say it enough, I love you Bets. 😀

You may notice if you check the certificate above that technically our anniversary is Feb 26th…at least, that’s the day in 2001 we tied the knot. However, being the wacko’s that we are, we decided it would be more fun to celebrate on Lundi Gras. Since Lundi Gras is dependent on Mardi Gras, and Mardi Gras moves depending on Easter, and Easter moves depending on the phases of the moon…suffice it to say that it keeps us on our toes.

Oh…and ignore the terrible website design of the wedding pictures linked above. I’ll just blame not knowing any better at the time, and remind everyone it was pre-SILS.

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.

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