UPDATE: She Made It = CONFIRMED, President Obama Nominates the First African-American Woman for Librarian of Congress

From The White House Press Secretary:


Dr. Carla Hayden, CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland

President Obama said, “Michelle and I have known Dr. Carla Hayden for a long time, since her days working at the Chicago Public Library, and I am proud to nominate her to lead our nation’s oldest federal institution as our 14th Librarian of Congress. Dr. Hayden has devoted her career to modernizing libraries so that everyone can participate in today’s digital culture. She has the proven experience, dedication, and deep knowledge of our nation’s libraries to serve our country well and that’s why I look forward to working with her in the months ahead. If confirmed, Dr. Hayden would be the first woman and the first African American to hold the position – both of which are long overdue.”

Carla D. Hayden, Nominee for Librarian of Congress, Library of Congress:

Read Dr. Hayden’s Biography via Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carla_Hayden
View: Librarian of Congress Nominee Carla Hayden Confirmation Hearing, Carla Hayden | http://www.c-span.org/video/?408358-1/librarian-congress-nominee-carla-hayden-confirmation-hearing

Update: Senate Confirms Nomination of Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress

Read: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/07/people/carla-d-hayden-confirmed-as-14th-librarian-of-congress-by-wide-margin/

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