Retired school librarian of 30 years / AASLvolunteer leadership American Association of School Librarians
Poster will present the 5 bases of Power identified by Raven and French in 1959 and the 4 types of power described by Lisa VeneKlasen and Valeries Miller in A New Weave of Power (2002). Librarians will see how they can draw on their understanding of these to build relationships which in turn create advocates for libraries and librarians, with a particular focus on advocating for underrepresented populations to individuals and institutions external to your library. Hilda will narrate the poster live to visitors if expected. About presenter Hilda K. Weisburg: An author of multiple ALA Editions | Neal-Schuman titles, a past president of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, a past chair of the AASL Advocacy committee, a chair of the Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public Libraries, and a serving member of ALA committees. She was the recipient of AASL’s 2016 Distinguished Service Award. She has given presentations at AASL and state library media conferences and given staff development workshops in many locations.