Digital Culture

Presentation and interview

Well, I had decided to hold off on posting about this, but…oh hell, I figured why not. I am interviewing on Wednesday for the position of Head of Reference & Instruction at UTC.

As I understand it, I am one of three that is interviewing for the position, and I am the only internal candidate. I don’t know anything about my competition, which is one reason that I hadn’t talked about the interview and such before. You never know how much research they are doing on UTC, and it just felt ethically…icky….to talk about it without really knowing who was reading. But I’m interviewing on Wed., and my presentation is done, and there’s nothing really that will change twixt hither and yon. If my competition finds the blog, and uses the access to my presentation, well then…so be it.

So here it is, if anyone is interested: Information Literacy & the First Year Student, my presentation to the faculty.

Wish me luck on Wednesday!

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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