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Carla Hayden wants you to know that the Library of Congress is America’s other attic

“I’m from a race that had been forbidden to learn how to read.” The pride in Carla Hayden’s voice takes on added significance when you know that she is the first African American to helm the Library of Congress. Not only that. Hayden is the first woman to lead the world’s largest library. “I’m a […]

What Books Are on the Librarian of Congress' Nightstand?

Topic: Librarians Library Of Congress From the New YorkTimes Books, LOC's Dr. Carla Hayden finds she needs more space than just a nightstand to keep up with her reading. "I do have books on my night stand, but I have recently had to add three bookcases in my room because it was getting too crowded. Show More Summary

By the Book: Carla Hayden: By the Book

The librarian of Congress, who wrote the foreword to “The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures,” likes to read about the nature of things, most recently, books on mahogany and the history of redheads.

Tracy K. Smith Is America's New Poet Laureate

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and professor of creative writing, is the next poet laureate of the United States. Carla Hayden, the standing Librarian of Congress, announced Wednesday that she has appointed Smith as the nation’s next poet. Show More Summary

The Librarian of Congress Weighs In on Why Card Catalogs Matter

The tech is gone, but it’s not forgotten. Carla Hayden explains why

House Votes to Limit Powers of First Black Librarian of Congress

Topic: Librarians Library Of Congress From Black Press USA (but few other sources) comes news that limits the responsibilities and the tenure of the Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden. The bill makes the head of the Copyright Office,...Show More Summary

Do You Remember the Card Catalogue?

4 months agoMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden looks backward and forward as libraries try to keep pace with rapidly advancing technology.

Wannabes: TMSIDK Episode 15

Tim Harford, Carla Hayden and Rahmein Mostafavi are panelists. The "Undercover Economist," the Librarian of Congress and the comedian join TMSIDK in Washington, D.C. — the city that wants to be a state — to learn about wannabes, from international spies to new human organs. Femi Oke is fact-checker. The post Wannabes: TMSIDK Episode 15 appeared first on Freakonomics.

Reminder: Provide Input on Register of Copyrights

Let the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, know what you want out of the Register of Copyrights position. Participate in the online survey by January 31, 2017.  If you need some help with what to say in the survey, the Illustrators’...Show More Summary

Carla Hayden on NPR's The Takeaway

Topic: Librarians Library Of Congress Story via NPR's The Takeaway, an 8 minute interview with the new Librarian of Congress. There have been 14 librarians of Congress since the position was created in 1802. Like any other federal appointment, it's a position that changes with the direction of a given administration. Show More Summary

The Year in Libraries

“[I]n the days following the election, one thing became clear: many librarians are anxious about the future.” From Carla Hayden to copyright reform, Publisher’s Weekly has the top 10 library stories of 2016. Also recommended: a piece...Show More Summary

Librarian of Congress Seeks Input on Register of Copyrights

The public will have the opportunity to provide input to the Library of Congress on expertise needed by the Register of Copyrights, the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced today. Beginning today, December 16, an online survey is open to the public. Show More Summary

Disney’s ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ join the National Film Registry

The newest librarian of Congress likes cartoons. Speaking at Washington’s National Book Festival in September, Carla Hayden told a packed throng that she appreciates and celebrates the achievements of such graphic novelists as Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Gene Luen Yang. On Wednesday, the Library of Congress announced that Hayden, in consultation with National Film […]

Hayden, Marx in Conversation at NYPL

On Halloween night, Friends and trustees of New York Public Library (NYPL) got a treat that didn’t require a costume: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and NYPL President Tony Marx sat down together for a lively hour-long discussion of research, preservation, digitization, Hayden’s plans for the Library of Congress (LC), and the influence of Hamilton.

Conspiracy Theories Run Rampant Following Copyright Office Executive Changes

In the wake of Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden's "relocation" of Maria Pallante from her former job as Register of Copyrights has sparked a variety of theories, about both the relocation specifically as well as the world of copyright law in general. ______________________ Guest Post by Mike Masnick on Techdirt...

Conspiracy Theories Run Amok Over Copyright Office Executive Changes

11 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week, we wrote about the big news in the copyright realm, where the new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, removed the Register of Copyrights (the head of the Copyright Office), Maria Pallante, from her job. Technically, Hayden reassigned Pallante to a new job in the Library of Congress, but Pallante rejected that offer and resigned. Show More Summary

Copyright Office Shakeup Possible Preview To Fight Over Copyright Reform

The suspicious removal of the Maria Pallante from her position as head of the Copyright Office by freshly minted Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, could well be indicative of further conflict surrounding copyright reform and who will helm the office next. __________________________ By Mike Masnick of Techdirt As you may...

Copyright Office’s Notice of Register Change

From the U.S. Copyright Office: NewsNet 638 October 25, 2016 Karyn Temple Claggett Appointed Acting Register of Copyrights Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has appointed Karyn Temple Claggett as Acting Register of Copyrights effective October 21. Show More Summary

Shake Up At The Copyright Office A Possible Preview To Fight Over Copyright Reform

11 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may have heard, last Friday, the brand new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, removed the head of the Copyright Office, Maria Pallante, from her job. The press release from the Library of Congress tries to spin this as a "new...Show More Summary

LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS removes head of Copyright Office. “Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on Frid…

LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS removes head of Copyright Office. “Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on Friday announced she had removed the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, who last year asserted to Congress that the office should be independent and no longer under the LOC umbrella.... Pallente was appointed by former Librarian of […]

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