Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Getting to Know: Crime Fiction

Instructor: Jessica Moyer

Dates: June 1st through 28th, 2020

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175


This class will explore crime novels, their widespread appeal, and crime readers. It will conclude with best practices for serving crime readers in public libraries. An excellent choice for staff and students with a basic understanding of reader’ advisory who are looking to gain more in depth knowledge of this popular genre.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Know the major tropes, characteristics, classic titles, and authors
  • Understand the current trends and changes in crime
  • Read two crime titles, one that is representative of all crime and one that is representative of a popular subgenre
  • Learn how to talk with readers who identify as crime readers, and readers new to crime.
Jessica Moyer

Jessica E. Moyer is 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 the LIS programs at the University of St. Catherine, San Jose State, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as well and continuing education courses for the American Library Association. She is the author of Research-Based Readers’ Advisory (American Library Association, 2008), co-editor of The Readers Advisory Handbook (ALA Editions 2010) and editor of the Integrated Advisory Services (Library Unlimited 2010). Website, Interview with Jessica Moyer

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

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