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Hilda Gonzalez – Librarian

Hilda Gonzalez

Biography

Hilda grew up in the Uptown neighborhood on the Northside of Chicago. From a young age, Hilda was an avid reader and frequently visited her local city library branch. Through her love of reading and recognition of the value knowledge carries, Hilda received a B.A. in English Literature from Northeastern-Illinois University in 2013. Currently, Hilda is pursuing a Masters Degree in Library Science at UW-Milwaukee. For the past three years, Hilda has worked as a library assistant in the children’s department of Oak Park and Evanston Public Library, respectively. This first year at Roycemore is Hilda’s first year as a school librarian. Hilda is mother to alumna Alanis who belongs to the Class of 2018. 

Education

  • B.A. Northeastern Illinois University
  • M.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (in progress)

Favorite Quote

  • “The only thing stronger than fear is hope.”

Why Do You Teach? What is the impact you hope to make on students?

I chose children’s librarianship because I feel it’s the area where I can make the greatest impact on children’s lives. To put the right book, in the right hands, at the right time is, I feel, one of the most important things one can do for a child. 

Why Roycemore?

Roycemore has given my daughter opportunities neither of us could have imagined and welcomed us into their family. I hope to support Roycemore’s mission as a faculty member and help students and families in similar ways that my daughter and I have been supported in the past.