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Lesley Farmer

   MERLOT Contributor  MERLOT Author  Member of VSB
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Primary Discipline: Academic Support Services / Library and Information Services
Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Aug 29, 2013
Member Since: Aug 05, 2004

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California State University, Long Beach (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, CA, United States) - Primary Affiliation

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Skills and Interests

Education History

MS Library Science (10/1972)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
EdD Adult Education (07/1981)
Temple University


Librarianship Program Coordinator (08/1999 - Current) CSU Long Beach
Library Director (08/1984 - 08/1999) San Domenico School
Teacher Librarian (08/1993 - 07/1999) Tamalpais Union School District
Assistant Professor (08/1981 - 07/1982) Virginia Commonwealth University
Information Specialist (10/1977 - 06/1981) Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Librarian and Faculty (10/1975 - 07/1977) Peace Corps Tunisia


Farmer, Lesley and Henri, James. (2008). Information literacy assessment in k-12 settings. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Farmer, Lesley, Editor. (2007). The human side of reference and information services in academic libraries. Oxford, England: Chandos Publishing.
Farmer, Lesley. (2007). Collaborating with administrators and educational support staff.. New York: Neal-Schuman.
Farmer, Lesley. (2005). Digital inclusion, teens, and your library. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.
Farmer, Lesley. (2005). Technology-infused instructional design for the educational community. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Farmer, Lesley. (2005). Librarians, literacy and the prokmotion of gender equity. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
Farmer, Lesley. (1991-2003). 16 titles. Libraries Unlimited, Linworth Press, ALA, McFarland.


International Federal of Library Associations
Section II Newsletter Editor 08/2007 - Current
International Association of School Librarians
VP Association Relations 07/2007 - Current
Computer Using Educators
LME SIG Chair 04/1999 - Current
Special Library Association
Education Division Chair, Journal Editor 06/2004 - Current
Association of Library and Information Science Educators
International Education SIG Chair 01/2006 - Current
American Association of School Librarians
ELMSS Chair, Board of Directors, Committees 07/1998 - 06/2006

Honors and Awards

California Library Association Member of the Year (11/2008)
CSULB Distinguished Scholarship Award (05/2008)
IASL Research Award (07/2006)
CUE Gold Disk Award (04/2005)
AASL Research Award (10/2003)
October 2001 also
CSULB College of Education Most Valued Professor (05/2003)

Teaching Experience

Various courses (Spring Current)
California State University Long Beach - library science and educational technology
since 1999: taught youth literature, organization of information, management, reference and information literacy, collection development, educational technology
various courses (Spring 1999)
San Jose State University - Librarianship
1987-1990, 1998-1999: taught technology, youth services, collection development
Microcomputers (Spring 1983)
Villanova University and University of Delaware - librarianship and technology
various courses (Fall 1981)
Virginia Commonwealth University - School Librarianship
until summer 1982 taught all school librarianship courses


Narrative Inquiry (Presentation about MERLOT), 08/05/2004
This was one of 2 MERLOT presentations, but I have presented more than 100 sessions locally, regionally, statewide, nationally, and internationally