"On the night in April 2015 that Baltimore went up in flames, Carla D. Hayden, the city’s chief librarian, was under pressure to board up a neighborhood library branch and wait out the violence...But she had other ideas."
Carla D. Hayden, sworn in to oversee the library’s 162 million items, is the first African-American and the first woman to hold the position.
Dr. Hayden, who was sworn in yesterday, is the first African American and first woman to lead the Library of Congress. She is also the first professional librarian (she holds a Ph.D. in library science from the University of Chicago) to lead the institution since 1974.
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