Melissa Jacobs

Director of School Library Services, NYCDOE

Melissa Jacobs is a Coordinator in the Office of Library Services for the New York City Department of Education. Melissa is the founder and immediate past chair of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee, Immediate Past President of the School Library Systems Association of New York State, AASL Member-at-Large, and a Community Representative and Education Advisory Committee Member for the Digital Public Library of America. Melissa was named a 2015 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal and is the recipient of the 2015 Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Alumna of the Year. Melissa has been published in Teacher Librarian, School Library Journal, School Librarian’s Workshop and Knowledge Quest. She enjoys spending time with her two high-spirited daughters, exploring emerging technologies, lifelong learning, cooking, and obsessively collecting cookbooks. Connect with Melissa on Twitter @missyji or email her at