Posted in Library of Congress, Reading and Library Advocacy

First Female Library of Congress Librarian all about advocacy

Already totally in love with the new head of the world’s largest library, Carla Hayden. Here are two of her quotes from the interview that I posted below:

“…a library’s place is even more important (now). There is a hunger in this digital age to hear authors together, to participate in programs, to just be in a place; a community space.”

And, in talking about librarians’ reputations when she was head of the American Library Association (ALA) back in 2003 …

“Librarians were called during that time ‘feisty fighters for freedom’, and we were very proud of that label.”      America’s Historic New Head of Library of Congress

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Carla Hayden, the first female and African American leader of the Library of Congress sworn in September 14, 2016

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I am a Library Information Technology Specialist at Midway Elementary; a K-6 school in the Mead School District north of Spokane, Washington. My goal is to help grow engaged, empowered, thoughtful and responsible digital citizens who also have a high regard for the beauty of the written word. Yes! You can be both a TECHY and a BOOKY. Some of my favorite people are (and so am I!)

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