Prof. Lesley Farmer

Professor, California State University Long Beach

United States of America

Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor at California State University Long Beach, coordinates the Librarianship program and the Applied Disabilities Studies Certificate program. She also manages the CSU ICT Literacy Program. Dr. Farmer has worked as a library media teacher in K-12 school settings as well as in public, special and academic libraries. She serves as International Association for School Librarianship Library Education SIG chair, chaired the IFLA School Libraries section,  and coordinates the Education Section of Special Libraries Association professional development.

Dr. Farmer has received several awards, including the 2017 AASL Distinguished Service Award. She is also a frequent presenter and writer for the profession. Her latest books include Managing The Successful School Library (ALA, 2017) and Library Improvement Through Data Analystics (with Dr. Alan Safer; ALA, 2016).