Dr. Lesley Farmer
Professor, California State University (CSU) Long Beach
Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor at California State University (CSU) Long Beach, coordinates the Teacher Librarianship program, and was named as the university’s Outstanding Professor. She also manages the CSU ICT Literacy Project. She earned her M.S. in Library Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and received her doctorate in Adult Education from Temple University. A frequent presenter and writer for the profession, she is a Fulbright scholar and has garnered several honors: including from the American Library Association, the International Association of School Librarianship Commendation Award, the Catholic Library Association, CUE and the California Library Association. Dr. Farmer’s research interests include digital citizenship, information and media literacy, and data analytics. Her most current books are Fake News in Context (2021, Routledge) and Reference and Information Resources and Services for Children and Young Adults (2022, Rowman & Littlefield).