OSI congratulates Dr. Carla D. Hayden on her historic confirmation as librarian of Congress. Hayden, who is the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and a former OSI-Baltimore advisory board member, is the first African American as well as the first woman to head the Library of Congress.
After Dr. Hayden’s tenure on the OSI board, she became co-chair of our Leadership Council, of which she is still a member. We have also partnered with her and the Pratt on the Talking About Race series. Read her OSI post on “One Laptop Per Child” here.
“Of all the titles I’ve had in my professional career,” she has said previously, “I’m most proud to be called a librarian.”
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