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AUTHOR: Carla D. Hayden

Carla Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library. Prior to her latest post she served as CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland, member of the National Museum and Library Services Board, deputy commissioner and chief librarian of the Chicago Public Library, assistant professor for Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh and library services coordinator for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. She began her career with the Chicago Public Library as the young adult services coordinator and as a library associate and children’s librarian. She received a B.A. from Roosevelt University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago.

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