On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Dr. Carla D. Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress by Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, Jr. The ceremony was broadcast live on the Library of Congress's YouTube channel.
Members of the United States Congress who spoke during the ceremony included Representative Paul Ryan (Speaker of the House), Senator Roy D. Blunt (Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration), and Senator Barbara A. Mikulski.
Some facts about Dr. Hayden:
The first African American to serve as the Librarian of Congress.
The first woman to serve as the Librarian of Congress.
Barack Obama, the first African American President of the United States, nominated Dr. Hayden to serve as Librarian of Congress.
President of the American Library Association, 2003-2004.
Served as director of the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, Maryland from 1993-2016.
Received her library science education at the University of Chicago Graduate Library School.
Worked at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and at the Chicago Public Library in the 1970s and 1980s.
Taught library science at the University of Pittsburgh.
Timeline of Dr. Hayden's journey to the Library of Congress:
February 24, 2016 -- Dr. Hayden Nominated by President Barack Obama
April 20, 2016 -- Confirmation Hearing Held for Dr. Hayden
July 13, 2016 -- Dr. Hayden Confirmed
September 14, 2016 -- Dr. Hayden sworn in as Librarian of Congress
Transcripts of Dr. Hayden's confirmation hearing and swearing-in ceremony:
The transcript of the confirmation hearing can be accessed by clicking here.
The transcript of Dr. Hayden's remarks from the swearing-in ceremony can be accessed by clicking here.
Black Caucus of the American Library Association Newsletter:
The Summer 2016 issue of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Newsletter features Dr. Hayden on the cover as well as some pieces written about her (see pages 42-48):
The October 2016 issue of Essence features a brief paragraph on Dr. Hayden:
"History Maker." Essence 47.6 (Oct. 2016): 86. Print.
Also, the September/October 2016 issue of Library of Congress Magazine features an interview of Dr. Hayden in which she discusses what she hopes to accomplish as the new Librarian of Congress:
"The 14th Librarian of Congress." Library of Congress Magazine 5.5 (Sept./Oct. 2016): 2-3. PDF File.
On September 19, 2016, Dr. Hayden was interviewed by Jeffrey Brown on PBS Newshour:
"The New Librarian of Congress on the Value of Free Information"
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