Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

LSSC Elective Competencies: Adult Readers’ Advisory Services

Instructor: Jessica Moyer

Dates: October 5th through November 15th, 2020

Credits: 2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs

Price: $250


A six week online course on readers’ advisory services, designed to meet the elective requirement for the Library Support Staff Certification program. Topics covered include: introduction RA and the RA interview, advisory services for non print materials, social media and RA, programming, working with teens, diverse reading and populations and introduction to the genres of science fiction, fantasy, romance, crime and nonfiction. At the end of the course students will be prepared to provide basic RA services in a public library setting. Students will complete a 10 item, annotated, readalike list, that will require in depth analysis of one title and finding and annotating 10 additional titles (in any format).

Jessica Moyer

Jessica E. Moyer is an instructor for Library Juice Academy and course developer for the Library Support Staff Certification program. She also works as an freelance editor for both scholary and fiction projects. Jessica also 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 the LIS students and continuing education courses. Moyer writes for publication, serves on committees and boards, and 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

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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