AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum
Carla Hayden Librarian
CARLA HAYDEN IS POISED TO BECOME OUR NEW LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS
February 2016, President Obama announced a groundbreaking nomination for Librarian of Congress: Carla Hayden. Boing Boing describes her as “rip-snortin’, copyfightin’, surveillance-hatin’, no-foolin’ ”—a silly way of saying she’s got a history of social justice work in public libraries. Besides this, she’s notable for being the first African-American woman nominated to the office.
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