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Hayden confirmed as the 14th Librarian of Congress

Carla Hayden speaks at a podium
Photo Credit: Dave Munch/Baltimore Sun Media Group, via Associated Press

This afternoon, the Senate voted to confirm Dr. Carla Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress! Dr. Hayden will be the first professional librarian to hold the position in over 40 years, as well as the first woman and first African American Librarian of Congress.

You can join our celebration on social media (#HaydenISLoC) and by taking a moment to thank the 74 Senators who voted to confirm Dr. Hayden!

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