Lesley Farmer PhD.

Professor of Education Technology and Media Leadership at California State University, Long Beach

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During Dr. Farmer’s career, which spans several decades, she has shown a strong commitment to teaching, research and promoting school librarianship, that is unequalled in the field. Her professional work addresses the vital role that school librarians play in assuring the lasting significance of building strong literacy and information skills in k-12 schools.

Awards Won

Title Year
Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

An annual award consisting of $1,000 and a gold-framed citation, honoring an individual for contributing significantly to the general public’s recognition and appreciation of librarianship, outside the usual awareness of activities expected of a professional. These skills engender admiration for the profession as critical to the 21st Century, attract broad attention, and perhaps inspire career choices by others.

2020 - Recipient(s)