Jillian Rudes (she/her) is a school librarian at the New York City Department of Education in Queens, New York. She’s the Japanese culture and manga librarian for the New York City Department of Education and founded the Manga in Libraries webinar series (). She was awarded the 2020 AASL Collaborative School Library Award. Jillian authored the article “The Zine Project” in the November/December 2020 issue of Knowledge Quest. She is president of the New York City School Librarians Association. She’s also a member of AASL and served as co-chair of the 2021 AASL National Conference Committee. She’s also a co-chair for the ALA Program Jury, committee associate for the ALA Annual Conference Committee, and a member of the GNCRT Online Program Planning Committee.