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It’s a girl!

We’ve put off an official blog announcement until now, but it just can’t wait any longer:

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It’s a girl!!!


This is an older scan, but I haven’t had time to put up the newest ones, so…this will do as a placeholder. Betsy and I are expecting a little girl, due Dec. 19th. We are both so completely thrilled, and excited, and scared. But mostly thrilled and excited. πŸ™‚

Here’s the rules: No Pink. No Frilly dresses. No dating until she’s 25. Got it?

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.

7 replies on “It’s a girl!”

And she appears to be doing the robot … No more Devo in the OB-GYN’s office, you two!

Congrats a million times over. You won’t believe how fun (read “hard”) it is!

WOW. What a great first photo! Much more recognizable that most ultrasounds. I’m imagining a scene in the doctors office where the first few shots don’t come out just right, so you grab the wand to get just the perfect perspective for your blog.

YIPPEEEEE!!! Congratulations to you and your wife. Daughters and fathers always have a really special bond. πŸ™‚

You know that we’re all totally going to buy you pink frilly baby stuff now, right?

Wahoo! So glad to hear things are going well. And I’m totally jealous: that ultrasound looks like a baby – mine looks like an alien!

Hey, if you get overwhelmed with the pink and the frilly, I’ve got some lovely blue things that were handed down from friends who just had a boy. Mine’ll be growing out of them just as yours needs ’em!

Congratulations! Looks like she might be sucking her thumb in this shot. My 2nd girl did that in several ultrasound shots. That is the coolest.

I’m with Steven though: no pink? no frills? good luck with that. πŸ™‚

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