The Measure the Future Project received primary funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight News Challenge. The Knight News Challenge on Libraries is funding breakthrough ideas that leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities. More at www.newschallenge.org.

The Measure the Future team is composed of:

Founder and Team Lead

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Jason Griffey

Founder of Evenly Distributed LLC, a technology solutions company for Libraries (http://evenlydistributed.net)
Director of The LibraryBox Project (http://librarybox.us)
Jason has extensive experience working in academic libraries (he is a former Associate Professor and Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) and has spent the last two years researching working with open hardware solutions. He is also the Director of the LibraryBox Project (a Knight Prototype grantee) and has successfully managed a multinational workgroup to achieve the success of that project. LibraryBox has current installations in 27 US States, 28 counties, and on 6 continents. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Library Association’s Library and Information Technology Association, and is recognized as an international expert on library technologies.

Hardware Partner


Jeff Branson

Educational Outreach Coordinator
Sparkfun Electronics
Sparkfun has been a leader in the realm of open hardware development and education for over a decade. Jeff has extensive experience in developing both open hardware solutions and the curricula to go along with them. He is a nationally recognized instructor on hardware hacking and maker culture.


Library Partners


Gretchen Caserotti

Library Director
Meridian Library District, Meridian, Idaho

Caserotti is the library director at Meridian Library District in Meridian, ID, the fastest-growing city in the state and currently serves on the ALSC Board of Directors. While she was the Head of Children’s Services at Darien Library (CT) she was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her progressive work with children’s collections and technology programming.

In 2014, under her leadership Meridian Library District was named Idaho’s Public Library of the Year for bringing the library into concordance with the community’s changing needs with a “just-say-yes” philosophy.





Jenica Rogers

Director of Libraries
State University of New York at Potsdam
As chief administrator for the College Libraries and Archives, Jenica is responsible for short-term and strategic planning and ensuring that the Libraries and Archives are evolving in ways that are integrated into the academic mission of the College. From 2009 to present she wrote at length about library issues on her blog, Attempting Elegance (http://www.attemptingelegance.com), represented SUNY Potsdam as the subject of an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (http://chronicle.com/article/As-Chemistry-Journals-Prices/134650/), and gave a half dozen invited keynote speeches at library conferences around the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2014 she was chosen to receive the American Library Association’s ALCTS HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions.