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
Joe Biden
DeputyRobert R. Newlen
Preceded byDavid Mao (Acting)
President of the American Library Association
In office
2003–2004
Preceded byMitch Freedman
Succeeded byCarol Brey-Casiano
Personal details
Born (1952-08-10) August 10, 1952 (age 70)
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. Archived from the original on 19 May 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. "Finding Aid to The HistoryMakers® Video Oral History with Carla Hayden" (PDF). The HistoryMakers. 16 July 2010. Archived from the original (Finding aid) on 2 April 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  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. Archived from the original on 17 May 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  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.