The swear­ing-in

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Carla Hay­den will be sworn in as the 14th li­brar­ian of Con­gress at 11 a.m. to­day in the Thomas Jef­fer­son Build­ing in the Dis­trict of Columbia. The cer­e­mony will be broad­cast live on the li­brary’s YouTube chan­nel at

Carla D. Hay­den

Ti­tle: 14th li­brar­ian of Con­gress Age: 64 Res­i­dence: Cross Keys, Bal­ti­more Birth­place: Tal­la­has­see, Fla. Ed­u­ca­tion: Bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Roo­sevelt Univer­sity in Chicago; mas­ter’s and doc­toral de­grees from the Univer­sity of Chicago For­mer ti­tles: CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Li­brary, 1993-2016; deputy com­mis­sioner, Chicago Pub­lic Li­brary, 1991-1993; pres­i­dent, Amer­i­can Li­brary As­so­ci­a­tion, 2003-2004. Brag­ging rights: For­tune mag­a­zine named her the 25th most in­flu­en­tial world leader in 2016. She is the first woman and first African-Amer­i­can to be ap­pointed li­brar­ian of Con­gress. Per­sonal: Sin­gle, no chil­dren.


Carla Hay­den, for­mer di­rec­tor of the Enoch Pratt Free Li­brary, will be sworn in to­day as the li­brar­ian of Con­gress. She takes over a li­brary that has not kept up with the dig­i­tal times, and a ma­jor divi­sion, the Copy­right Of­fice, wants to be­come in­de­pen­dent.

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