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Wicker: Senate Confirms New Librarian of Congress

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today announced that the Senate has confirmed a new Librarian of Congress. Dr. Carla D. Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress. She was previously the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore and the president of the American Library Association.

“The mission of the Library of Congress is much more than just books and data; it is a forum for open dialogue and democratic values,” Wicker said. “As such, I urge Dr. Hayden to support the Library’s Open World Leadership program, which advances freedom and progress in the former Soviet Union. Cultivating this open dialogue is especially important given today’s challenges and threats to freedom of speech around the world.”


Posted July 14, 2016 - 1:06 pm

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