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Jessica Moyer

Jessica Moyer

Assistant Professor

611310 School of Information Studies
Office:NWQB 3477
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Jessica Moyer

Assistant Professor


PhD, Literary Education, 2011, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
C.A.S, Library and Information Science, 2004, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS, Library and Information Science, 2003, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA, European Military History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests 

Jessica Moyer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where her dissertation was “’Teens Today Don't Read Books Anymore!’ A study of differences in interest and comprehension based on reading modalities”. In addition to the reading habits of teens, Moyer’s research interests include adult leisure reading, along with different reading platforms such as audio books and ebooks. She received her MS in Library and Information Science, along with a BA in European Military History, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Moyer was named one of Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers” in 2008.

Courses Taught

501 Foundations of Library and Information Science
890 Introduction to Research Methods

Sample Publications

Moyer, J.E. (2007). Learning from leisure reading: A study of adult public library patrons. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 46(4), 66-79.

Moyer, J.E., and Mediatore Stover, K. (Eds.). (2010). Readers’ advisory handbook. ALA Editions.

Moyer, J.E. (Ed.). (2010). Integrated advisory services: Breaking through the book boundary to better serve library users. Libraries Unlimited.