Melissa Jacobs

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Twitter: @missyji

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Melissa Jacobs is a Coordinator in the Office of Library Services for the New York City Department of Education. In that role, she has created the New York City School Librarian Information Sharing Tool (NYCSLIST) Listserv which hosts over 1,000 school librarians and educators in NYC. Melissa is the founder and former Chair of the American Association of School Librarians Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee, President of the School Library Systems Association of New York State, and a Community Representative for the Digital Public Library of America. In 2015, Melissa was recognized by Library Journal as a Mover and Shaker and received the 2015 Queens College Graduate School of Information Studies Alumna of the Year Award. Melissa has been published in Teacher Librarian, School Library Journal, School Librarian’s Workshop and Knowledge Quest. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two high-spirited daughters, exploring emerging technologies, cooking, and obsessively collecting cookbooks. Connect with Melissa on Twitter (she's @missyji) or email her at

One of the Professional Development Consultants for the LibraryLinkNJ On-Site, On-Demand Staff Development - FY2017.

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