Obama Nominates Librarian of Congress

By Dianna Dilworth Comment


President Barack Obama has nominated Dr. Carla Hayden to serve as the new Librarian of Congress.

In her new role, Hayden will work with Congress and the copyright office to explore new ways to share content stored in the library through technology.

“Michelle and I have known Dr. Hayden for a long time since her days working at the Chicago Public Library, and her dedication to learning and education is unparalleled,” explained Obama in an email to the White House email list.

“More recently, she’s devoted her career to modernizing libraries so that everyone can participate in today’s digital culture. She’s been hard at work revitalizing Baltimore’s library system as the CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library, updating its technology and raising money to fund essential improvements,” he continued. “Under her leadership, the Pratt library has become the largest provider of public-access computers in Maryland.”

Below is a video about Hayden.