Sunday, November 6, 2016

President Obama Nominates First African American to Head Library of Congress

On Wednesday, President Obama announced his plan to nominate current CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library, Carla Hayden, as the new head of the Library of Congress.
Serving as the leader of Enoch Pratt since 1993, Hayden will be the first woman and first African American to serve in this position in the institution’s 214-year history.
“Michelle and I have known Carla since her days working at the Chicago Public Library, and her dedication to learning and education is unparalleled,” Obama said in a Facebook statement.