The Library of Congress was established in 1800 and was the first national cultural institution. It is not only the worlds largest library, but it is a leader in digitization initiatives from preserving fragile archives to providing online access to laws and regulations of the world.
Yesterday President Obama nominated Dr. Carla Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress. Dr. Hayden has a long history leading public library systems in the US. She has been the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore since 1993.
Under Dr. Hayen’s leadership, Pratt Library has been a powerful cultural force offering programs “to provide
equal access to information and services that empower, enrich, and enhance
the quality of life” of the residents of Baltimore.
congratulates Dr. Carla D. Hayden on her nomination to be the next Librarian of Congress.
We are confident that her background as a librarian and demonstrated commitment
to preserving the public trust will be a great asset to the institution. We
to working closely with Dr. Hayden as the next leader of the ‘nation’s library,’ and
urge the Senate to act quickly to approve her nomination,” said AALL President Keith
Ann Stiverson. “We also extend our gratitude to Acting Librarian of Congress David
S. Mao, dedicated AALL member, for his commitment and service to the Library during this time of