Yesterday marked a historic moment in our national library’s history. President Obama announced his nomination for the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. Dr. Hayden currently serves as the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland. She has a long and admirable career of promoting library services, narrowing the digital divide, and opening libraries to populations that need these community institutions the most. When approved, Dr. Hayden will serve as the 14th Librarian of Congress and has made history by being the first female and first African American nominated to the position.
Here is a short video from the White House introducing Dr. Hayden
For more information on Dr. Hayden and her devotion to library service, please see the following articles:
- Meet President Obama’s Nominee for Librarian of Congress, WhiteHouse.gov
- Carla Hayden Nominated to Head Library of Congress, New York Times
- Obama Nominates African American Woman to be Librarian of Congress, Washington Post