Jessie will be on leave from October 2022 to January 2024
MLIS, First Nations Curriculum Concentration, University of British Columbia
BA, University of Alberta
Jessie is Cree-Métis and a member of Michel First Nation. She is the Anthropology and Indigenous Studies liaison librarian. Her research focuses on building reciprocal research relationships using a nêhiyaw legal perspective and she was a co-lead for building the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.
Professional and Scholarly Interests
• Indigenous information literacy
• Language revitalization
• Library building planning
• Wikipedia editing
Selected Publications and Presentations
Loyer, J. (2022). Collections are our relatives: Disrupting the singular, white man's joy that shaped collections. In M. Browndorf, E. Pappas, and A. Arays (Eds). The Collector and the Collected: Decolonizing Area Studies Librarianship. Library Juice Press. https://mru.arcabc.ca/islandora/object/mru%3A793
Loyer, D. and Loyer, J. (2021). Talking with my daughter about archives: Métis researchers and genealogy. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies. 5(1). https://kula.uvic.ca/index.php/kula/article/view/140/292
Loyer, J. (2018). Indigenous information literacy: nêhiyaw kinship enabling self-care in research. In K.P. Nicholson and M. Seale (Ed.), The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship. (pp. 145-156). Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.
Loyer, J. (2017) Librarians, wâhkôhtowin, and information literacy instruction: building kinship in research relationships. [Closing keynote]. WILU.
Loyer, J., Vanderwerff, M., and Bowler, M. (2017). Supporting Indigenous Studies programs through sustainable budget allocation. Collection Management, 42(3-4), 338-350.
Loyer, J., & Small Legs, M. (2014). Non-insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit People: an Overview for Information Providers. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal De L’Association Des Bibliothèques De La Santé Du Canada, 35(1), 24-26.