Hilda K. Weisburg was a school librarian for over 30 years and is now an author, speaker, and adjunct instructor at William Paterson University (NJ). She coauthored 14 books for school librarians (with Ruth Toor), including Leading for School Librarians: There Is No Option, Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Becoming an Invaluable Leader, New on the Job: A School Library Media Specialist’s Guide to Success, and School Librarian’s Career Planner, which was her first work without Toor, all published by ALA Editions. Her newest book, Classroom Management for School Librarians will be coming out shortly. For 35 years she cowrote and edited School Librarian’s Workshop, a bimonthly newsletter for K-12 librarians. She has given presentations, and keynotes at ALA, AASL, and state library conferences and given staff development workshops in many locations. A past president of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, she has served on many ALSa and AASL committees, chairs The Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public Libraries, and serves on the ALA Professional Ethics Committee. Her YA fantasy novel Woven through Time was a finalist in the International Book Award in the Fiction/ Fantasy category. Hilda was the recipient of the 2016 AASL Distinguished Service Award.
Hilda K. Weisburg, a highly respected and long-standing US commentator, explores the practical and personal ways we can develop our leadership skills for the ultimate benefit of ourselves, our school community and our profession.