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Jessica E. Moyer


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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  2011

Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy Education. 

Dissertation Title: "Teens Today Don't Read Books Anymore!" A study of differences in interest and comprehension based on reading formats” (UMN Libraries Digital Conservancy) Bibliography and associated publications


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2004

Certificate of Advanced Study, Library and Information Science

Project Title: “Learning From Leisure Reading: Recreational and Educational Outcomes of Leisure Reading: A Study of Adult Public Library Patrons.” Published in Reference and User Services Quarterly Vol 46, no. 4


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2003

Master of Science, Library and Information Science.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2001

Bachelor of Arts. Major: European History. 




Crossover Advisory: Stretching Collections to Better Meet the Needs of Library Patrons  


Integrated Advisory: Breaking Through the Book Boundary to Better Serve Library Users


The Readers Advisory Handbook Video from Chapter 1 "How to read a book in 10 minutes,"


Research Based Readers' Advisory



Teaching Experience

Work Experience

Grants and honors

Books, peer reviewed articles and presentations

Professional writing and presentations

Editorial work, Beta Reads and writing samples



Professional memberships and activities



Jessica E. Moyer is an instructor for Library Juice Academy and course developer for the Library Support Staff Certification program.  She is a Library Ambassador for the Library Reads program and a longtime participant in the EarlyWorld Galley Chat #ewgc.  She also works as an freelance editor for scholary publications, including dissertations, books, and journal articles.  Jessica has worked as the Director of Library Services for the Katie Mueller Library at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, a visiting librarian in the Reference and Instructional Services department at the University of Illinois Library and an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Literacy Education and MS and CAS degrees from the University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science.  Moyer has taught reference and readers' advisory courses for LIS students and continuing education courses for over 15 years in online and in person formats. Moyer has published articles in Reference and User Services Quarterly, New Library World, Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacies, and the Libraries Unlimited Readers’ Advisor Newsletter, and is the author of Research-Based Readers’ Advisory (American Library Association, 2008), co-editor of The Readers Advisory Handbook (ALA Editions 2010) editor of the Integrated Advisory Services (Library Unlimited 2010) and Crossover Advisory: Stretching Collections to Better Meet the Needs of Library Patrons (Libraries Unlimited 2016).  An active member of ALA, Moyer has served as a member of the editorial boards for Reference and User Services Quarterly and Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin, and a liaison and committee chair for the Reference Services Section (RSS). She has reviewed fiction, audiobooks, reference books, and professional reading for Booklist and Library Journal. Moyer regularly speaks and conducts workshops on audiobooks, ebooks and ebook readers, readers' advisory for all ages, and working with teen readers.  More information is available at http://jessicaemilymoyer.pbworks.com



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