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Family storytime with Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress (ages 5+) (POSTPONED)
March 21 @ 15 h 00 min - 15 h 30 min
Join us for a special storytime with Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, as part of the Library’s centennial celebration!
Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016. Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, was nominated to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016, and her nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 13.
Prior to her latest post she served, since 1993, as CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland. Hayden was nominated by President Obama to be a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board in January 2010 and was confirmed to that post by the Senate in June 2010. Prior to joining the Pratt Library, Hayden was deputy commissioner and chief librarian of the Chicago Public Library from 1991 to 1993. She was an assistant professor for Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh from 1987 to 1991. Hayden was library services coordinator for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago from 1982 to 1987. She began her career with the Chicago Public Library as the young adult services coordinator from 1979 to 1982 and as a library associate and children’s librarian from 1973 to 1979.
Hayden was president of the American Library Association from 2003 to 2004. In 1995, she was the first African American to receive Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year Award in recognition of her outreach services at the Pratt Library, which included an after-school center for Baltimore teens offering homework assistance and college and career counseling. Hayden received a B.A. from Roosevelt University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago.
This event has been postponed.
Unless otherwise stated, all programs are free for Library members and 10€ for non-members. Each person attending programs must have their own Library card, or be covered by a family membership, otherwise the day fee applies. To make sure the Library remains a happy, enjoyable place for all, caregivers are expected to familiarize themselves with our Policy for Children in the Library. Parents are required to remain in the Library while their children are attending programs.