Jason Griffey, SILS Alumnus, to host AL Live

February 13, 2013

Jason GriffeyThis Thursday, February 14th, UNC at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumnus Jason Griffey (MSLS'04) will host an episode of his new broadcast American Libraries Live (AL Live) titled “Mobile Services: The Library in Your Pocket.” Griffey’s broadcast premiered in November, and this Thursday’s episode will be the third in the series. 

According to the broadcast’s Web site, “Griffey will be joined by Maurice Coleman and Robin Hastings to discuss the key issues that librarians face in dealing with mobile technology and how these rapidly evolving devices create new opportunities for library service.” 

Since his graduation from SILS in 2004, Griffey, head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has been busy with a number of projects in addition to AL Live. In 2009, Griffey published his book Mobile Technology and Libraries, part of American Library Association (ALA) Neal-Schuman‘s Tech Set #1-10, which tackles subject matter to be discussed in this week’s broadcast. In 2009, he was named one of Library Journal’s "Movers and Shakers," an honor that acknowledges 51 library professionals as “the people shaping the future of libraries.” His latest technical project is LibraryBox (librarybox.us), "an open source, portable digital file distribution tool."

Griffey is also a columnist for the ALA’s Techsource blog, and he is regularly invited to speak on libraries, the social economy, mobile technology and the future of libraries. 

AL Live will be broadcast at 2:00 p.m. EST at americanlibrarieslive.org

To follow along with his latest accomplishments, check out the Web site jasongriffey.net .