Keynote Speaker

LSLS16 Presentation Slides:

Pre-conference Workshop: Innovation in Libraries
Keynote: Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World: Privacy in Libraries

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The state of privacy on the Internet is in constant flux, and world events aren’t making things any easier. What sorts of privacy concerns should libraries be paying attention to, and what do they mean for the future of the profession? What do the next 5-10 years bring in terms of privacy concerns? Join Jason Griffey for a discussion of what you can do about making your library more resilient.

Jason is the founder and principal at Evenly Distributed (, a technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, education, and other non-profits. Jason is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was formerly an Associate Professor and Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

He has written extensively on libraries and technology, most recently a chapter in The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA Guide. His previous book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is a part of the award-winning Tech Set series. Named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009, Griffey has written and spoken internationally on topics such as the future of technology and libraries, personal electronics in the library, 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.

Griffey is the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system. He 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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