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Faira Lee Bishop

Faira Lee Bishop, American library educator. Certified teacher, school, library, school administrator, Mississippi.


  • Bishop, Faira Lee was born on December 15, 1942 in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Ansel Bruce and Dora Alma (Langley) Lee.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with distinction, Mississippi College, 1964. Master of Library Science, University Mississippi, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern Mississippi, 1989.


    • Teacher secondary English public schools, Greenville and Jackson, Mississippi, 1964-1968. Academy library Mississippi Delta Community College, Moorhead, 1969-1971. Teacher Latin and English public school, Oxford, Mississippi, 1971-1973.

      Library ssecondary and elementary schools, Clinton, 1977-1994. Instructor University Southern Mississippi School Library and Information Science, Hattiesburg, 1990—1996, assistant professor, 1996—1998.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, school, library, school administrator, Mississippi.


    Denomination: Baptist


    Trustee Clinton Library., 1976. Member American Association of University Women (treasurer 1996-1997), Mississippi Library. Association (ad hoc committee 1984-1985), University Mississippi Medical Center Women's Club (president 1997-1998), Friends Rowland Medical Library., University Mississippi Alumni Association, Maids and Matrons Club (vice president 1996-1998), Jackson Symphony League, Welcome Neighbor Club (vice president programs, 2004-2005), Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Phi Mu, Phi Delta Kappa.



    Reading, travel, volunteering.


    • Married Billy M. Bishop, July 11, 1965.
    • father: Ansel Bruce Lee
    • mother: Dora Alma (Langley) Lee
    • spouse: Billy M. Bishop
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    Born December 15, 1942
    (age 73)
    • 1964
      Mississippi College
    • 1972
      University Mississippi
    • 1989
      University Southern Mississippi
    • 1964 - 1968
      Teacher, secondary English public schools
      Mississippi, United States
    • 1969 - 1971
      academy library Mississippi Delta Community College
      Moorhead, Minnesota, United States
    • 1971 - 1973
      teacher, Latin and English public school
      Oxford, Mississippi, United States
    • 1977 - 1994
      library ssecondary and elementary schools
      Clinton, North Carolina, United States
    • 1990 - 1996
      instructor, University Southern Mississippi School Library and Information Science
      Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
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