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ALA Past President Carla Hayden receives warm Senate welcome

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It was a standing room only crowd at today’s confirmation hearing of Dr. Carla Hayden, President Obama’s nominee to serve as Librarian of Congress, with the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. The hearing marks the first step in the Senate review process. Three Maryland senators (one former) presented Dr. Carla Hayden to the committee. Former Senator Paul Sarbanes (and ... Read More »

LIVE: Watch the confirmation hearing for Dr. Carla Hayden

Watch Dr. Carla Hayden's Confirmation Hearing Live on Wednesday, April 19, 2016 at 2:15 pm ET

The Confirmation Hearing for Librarian of Congress Nominee, Carla Hayden, by the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, will air LIVE on C-SPAN3, C-SPAN Radio and C-SPAN.org on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 2:15pm ET. The hearing will also be webcast from the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration hearing page. The webcast will be available approximately 15 minutes prior to ... Read More »

Learn and network at ALA’s National Policy Convening

U.S. Capitol. Photo by Jonathon Colman via Flickr

Come join us for ALA’s first-ever National Policy Convening in Washington, D.C. on April 12-13. Given that a new Administration and Congress will be coming to town, it is timely to discuss and debate information policy and the public interest: How can we advance creative and innovative learning for our children? What can be done to advance entrepreneurship and small ... Read More »

Preparing for a librarian…Librarian

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ALA, and librarians everywhere, couldn’t be more pleased and proud with the President’s choice of Dr. Carla Hayden, a past-president of the Association, to serve as the nation’s next Librarian of Congress. It’s also been tremendously gratifying, though not surprising, to see how immediate and broad the support for her nomination has been from other fields and industries. Librarians certainly aren’t alone ... Read More »

Librarian of Congress now term limited

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With the stroke of a pen, the President has established for the first time a set term of office for the Librarian of Congress. Rather than serve for life, the next and all future Librarians will enjoy a 10-year term of office renewable for the same length of time upon reconfirmation by the Senate. Legislation authorizing the change, the Librarian ... Read More »