The 14th Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden. Photo by Shawn Miller.
The 14th Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Keynote: Dr Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress – Wednesday 5 July

Dr Hayden is the first ever African American and first female to be appointed to the role at the Library of Congress, which holds more than 162 million items, including many unique items from America’s history. She is keen to make those resources more easily available and connect with people outside the limits of Washington, bringing benefits to citizens across the US.

A trained librarian, and only the third to head up the Library of Congress in its 216 year history, she has held numerous high profile information roles and recently oversaw a $112 million restoration of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. She also served as President of the American Library Association in 2002-2003.

“This is an amazing opportunity to connect with library professionals around the globe to generate ideas and build relationships,” said Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden.  “When librarians get together something great happens. So I’m looking forward to attending the CILIP Conference in Manchester.”

We look forward to welcoming Dr Hayden to our conference in 2017.