Carla Hayden

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Carla Hayden
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14th Librarian of Congress
Assumed office
September 14, 2016
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
DeputyRobert R. Newlen
Preceded byDavid Mao (Acting)
President of the American Library Association
In office
Preceded byMitch Freedman
Succeeded byCarol Brey-Casiano
Personal details
Born (1952-08-10) August 10, 1952 (age 68)
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
Alma mater

Carla Diane Hayden (born August 10, 1952)[1][2] is an American librarian. She is the 14th and current Librarian of Congress since 2016.[3][4] Hayden is the first woman and the first African American to hold the post.[5][6][7] She is the first professional librarian appointed to the post in over 60 years.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Carla Hayden". The HistoryMakers. 16 July 2010.
  2. "Finding Aid to The HistoryMakers® Video Oral History with Carla Hayden" (Finding aid). The HistoryMakers. 16 July 2010.
  3. Landgraf, Greg (November 2016). "Meet Carla Hayden: America's Librarian" (PDF). American Libraries.
  4. Cox, Ana Marie (19 January 2017). "Carla Hayden Thinks Libraries Are a Key to Freedom". The New York Times.
  5. "About the Librarian - About the Library - Library of Congress". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
  6. Brown, Matthew Hay (6 September 2016). "Carla Hayden, longtime Enoch Pratt CEO, to be sworn in as 14th librarian of Congress on Sept. 14". The Baltimore Sun.
  7. Ali, Safia Samee (14 September 2016). "Carla Hayden is the first African American and woman to head the Library of Congress". NBC News.
  8. Hines, Shawnda (16 July 2016). "Dr. Carla Hayden to serve as the next Librarian of Congress" (Press release). American Library Association.